Proto Labs announces additional injection moulding capabilities

Proto Labs, the leading provider of technology-enabled, rapid manufacturing, is demonstrating its strategy of continual evolution with new injection moulding services for European customers.

To expand its injection moulding services —the most established of Proto Labs’ three services—Proto Labs now offers additional Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) capabilities to support the manufacturer of larger parts. 

Proto Labs customers can now order LSR moulded parts to a maximum part outline of 304mm by 203mm by 100mm.  Technically, this can produce a part with maximum projected mould area of 31,200mm² and maximum part volume of 217,000mm³.   Customers can order parts, manufactured on-demand, in volumes of 100,000 and more.

Lee Ball, UK General Manger, commented, “We are in a phase where we are growing all of our services, as demonstrated by our largest ever European investment (in injection moulding and CNC machines) earlier this year.  Since then we have increased our on-demand manufacturing capacity for injection moulding to accommodate orders of more than 100,000 parts.   Now, in response to customer feedback and demand, we’ve expanded our LSR service offering by increasing the size of the parts we can manufacture.”

Proto Labs will now look to further develop all areas of the business.  Supporting Proto Labs’ growth is a strong workforce, which the company is looking to expand with positions available for individuals with manufacturing and engineering experience to join the company at this exciting time.