As usual we have a lot in the development ‘queue’ as I like to call it. Wanted to share excerpts from a Proto Labs PR off Business Wire, but first the quick summary. We essentially built in cooperation several custom portals based off the Proto Labs service to provide a seamless user experience in uploading parts and getting a quote back along with a ‘moldabilty’ report within 24 hours. Whether its 3D Models, educational resources, PR and ‘how-to’ & best practice editorial, video, etc – offering a seamless way to get prototypes is a great addition to the Design World Network.
Proto Labs now offers its quick-turn CNC machining and injection-molding services through the Design World Network of Online Sites
Proto Labs, Inc. (www.protolabs.com), the global leader in quick-turn CNC machining and injection molding today announces that design engineers, via an exclusive arrangement with Design World, can now order prototype and short-run production parts right from various Design World partner sites, making it easy to order parts and get them fast.
Proto Labs offers two quick-turn services: First Cut (www.firstcut.com) offers CNC machining and Protomold (www.protomold.com) offers injection molding, both capable of providing parts in as little as one business day. Design Engineers who use Proto Labs for prototypes and short-run production, can now upload a CAD file at any one of Design World’s online sites, get a quote and place an order for Proto Labs services directly online. These services can be accessed directly at http://designworld.protolabs.com.
Ordering prototype parts is easy, fast and available 24 x 7 from the convenience of your computer. After you’ve uploaded your CAD file, you will receive a moldability analysis along with an interactive quote in less than 24 hours. Orders can be approved and placed completely online.
Through its online sites like www.designworldonline.com, www.makepartsfast.com, www.mcadcentral.com and others, “Design World provides valuable content to product designers worldwide. We believe the addition of our quick-turn prototyping services to the Design World sites adds significant value to the designer by making it easier and faster for them to order parts directly from their desktop,” said Brad Cleveland, Proto Labs President and CEO. “We are excited to partner together with Design World. This partnership makes our services easier to access and offers designers the ability to leverage the valuable content on Design World’s rapidly growing network of online sites.”