The digital manufacturing company has launched production capabilities for its metal 3D printing service. The new capabilities use secondary processes to improve the strength, dimensional accuracy, and cosmetic appearance of metal parts. As part of the launch, enhanced inspection reporting is also available.
Protolabs' new color matching system for the Plastic Injection Molding Service allows the development of custom colors on site so that plastic parts in small runs no longer need to be molded in precise colors, saving time.
For anyone who is afraid of the intellectual and financial investment in 3D printing, experienced contract manufacturers are the obvious choice. These companies rely on different experiences and priorities.