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Building a Bimodal Quadruped Robot with a Manufacturing Hand from Protolabs’ Cool Idea Award

Posted On June 21, 2023 By Protolabs
The Cool Idea Award manufacturing grant funds 3D printing for collegiate bimodal robot
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Five Effective Strategies for Strengthening Your Supply Chain

Posted On June 13, 2023 By Protolabs
Economic, political, and other disruptions make it important to strengthen your supply chain.
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TPE vs. Silicone: Comparing Elastomers for Medical Applications

Posted On June 8, 2023 By Protolabs
Elastomers and silicone, molding and printing: so many choices these days to make your medical parts
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Protolabs Provides ASAP Manufacturing for our Favorite BattleBot

Posted On June 6, 2023 By Protolabs
Protolabs comes in clutch for Bloodsport, amid post-match destruction
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Supporting Sustainable Innovation with the Hackaday Prize Challenge

Posted On May 30, 2023 By Protolabs
Protolabs is partnering with Hackaday to support its annual prototyping competition calling for green-minded products.

MVP Challenge Champs Fueled by Digital Manufacturing

Posted On May 22, 2023 By Protolabs
MVP Challenge concludes with Telo walking cane chosen as the crowd favorite
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ChatGPT, Google Bard, and the Future of Design using AI and 3D Printing

Posted On May 3, 2023 By Eric Utley
Will your next designer be a computer? Explore how AI is making inroads in CAD modeling.
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5 Supply Chain Risks to Watch Out for in 2023

Posted On May 1, 2023 By Protolabs
Will the next year bring a repeat of 2022? Here are the big risks we’re looking at in 2023.
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Follow the Digital Thread for Process Traceability in Advanced Injection Molding

Posted On April 27, 2023 By Protolabs
Explore how digital manufacturing techniques aid in process traceability for injection molding.
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How a Modified, Just-in-Time Manufacturing Approach Evolved for Supply Chains

Posted On April 17, 2023 By Bernie Henderson
Just-in-time manufacturing was created to cure supply chain woes, but something happened…