Videos

Insight: Complex Features in Moulding

Published: 03/21

Plenty of parts we build need complex detail if they’re going to do what we want. In this video we go through some of the more complex features, including clips, pickouts, gears and internal bayonet features, to show you how to make them work with a bare minimum of fuss.

Insight: Moulded in Clips

Published: 03/21

Every time an injection moulded clip gets used, the material it's made from suffers a little bit of stress as it bends and then snaps back into place. This video looks at stress on plastic clips and how material choice, arm length, hook size, and draft can contribute to the effectiveness of a clip.

Insight Podcast: Design Essentials for CNC Machining

Published: 03/21

In this episode, we discuss essential design considerations for CNC machined parts. The topics we will be talking through today are:

Insight: Core and Cavity Placement

Published: 02/21

When designing for rapid injection moulding, one of the main goals is producing quick and clean parts. In this video we will talk about core and cavity placement, or rather placement of the outside enclosure and the inside. We’ll discuss considerations such as designing for holes, tabs or strips ...

Insight: Bump Offs

Published: 02/21

Bump-offs are a clever technique used when creating a part with some kind of undercut, but when still wanting the simplicity of a straight-mould pull. Normally these undercuts would catch on the mould during ejection, however, this video gives tips on materials to use, and how to design your part ...

Insight Podcast: Design to Prototype

Published: 02/21

In this episode, we discuss how Protolabs can help get your part from Design to Prototype. The topics we will be talking through today are: Choosing a 3D CAD program for moulding design Mastering ProtoQuote to create better parts Proper Resin Flow Application Engineers

Insight: Best of Injection Moulding

Published: 01/21

Our Insight video series will help you master digital manufacturing. This week's video is highlights of our previous Insight videos with a focus on Injection Moulding. Covering topics such as Cosmetics, Insert moulding, overmoulding multi-cavity moulding and more.

Insight Podcast: Design Essentials for Injection Moulding

Published: 01/21

In this episode we discuss essentials to consider when designing your injection moulded parts, covering the following topics: Cosmetic defects and how to avoid them Key design elements for rapid overmoulding How to build strength in to parts with insert moulding

CPD Certified Insight: Choosing a Manufacturing Source

Published: 01/21

This can be one of the most important decisions you make on a project, and can easily make the difference between glowing success and not-so-glowing failure. You’ll need to be certain the option you pick fits your needs exactly, whether you want someone to handle your project as a one-off or plan ...

Insight: Multi-Cavity Tools

Published: 12/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Material Options for CNC

Published: 12/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Optical LSR

Published: 12/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: 3D Printing Inconel

Published: 11/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money. In this video we look at Inconel. Inconel is a superalloy, it can cope in extreme environments where other metals would struggle or even not cope at all. This video looks at its ...

Insight: 3D Printing Polypropylene

Published: 11/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money. In this video we look at Polypropylene. Polypropylene is a thermoplastic addition polymer made by combining propylene monomers. One of the most commonly produced plastics in the world ...

Insight: 3D Printing for Industrial Parts

Published: 11/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money. In this video we look at the various additive manufacturing technologies – outlining how they work. But we focus on how to approach 3D printing with production in mind.

Insight: 3D Printing Living Hinges

Published: 10/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Material Properties

Published: 10/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Tips for Designing Multipart Assemblies

Published: 10/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Prototyping with Polyjet

Published: 09/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Mastering Complex Machined Parts

Published: 09/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Elastomeric Manufacturing

Published: 09/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Fully Functional Parts with Selective Laser Sintering

Published: 08/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: DMLS – Direct Metal Laser Sintering

Published: 08/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Injection Moulding – Don’t be too Sharp

Published: 08/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.

Insight: Insert Moulding – Adding Durability And Strength

Published: 07/20

Your masterclass in product design and development, each packed with useful tips to help save you time and money.