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About Proto Labs

Proto Labs is an online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. The company provides "Real Parts, Really Fast" to product developers under pressure to bring finished products to market faster than competition. Proto Labs utilizes computer numerical control, or CNC, machining and injection molding to manufacture custom parts for customers. The company's technology eliminates most of the time-consuming and expensive skilled labor conventionally required to quote and manufacture parts in low volumes. The company targets services to product developers who use three-dimensional computer-aided design, or 3D CAD, software to design products across a diverse range of end-markets.In February 2012, Proto Labs went public with a valuation of $371 million.

Proto Labs Headquarters Location

5540 Pioneer Creek Drive

Maple Plain, Minnesota, 55359,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Proto Labs

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Proto Labs Patents

Proto Labs has filed 33 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Manufacturing
  • 3D printing
  • 3D printing processes
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Manufacturing, 3D printing processes, 3D printing, Production and manufacturing, Metalworking


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Manufacturing, 3D printing processes, 3D printing, Production and manufacturing, Metalworking



Latest Proto Labs News

Recap: Proto Labs Q2 Earnings

Aug 5, 2022

Proto Labs (NYSE:PRLB) reported its Q2 earnings results on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 06:00 AM. Here's what investors need to know about the announcement. read more

  • When was Proto Labs founded?

    Proto Labs was founded in 1999.

  • Where is Proto Labs's headquarters?

    Proto Labs's headquarters is located at 5540 Pioneer Creek Drive, Maple Plain.

  • What is Proto Labs's latest funding round?

    Proto Labs's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did Proto Labs raise?

    Proto Labs raised a total of $54.5M.

  • Who are the investors of Proto Labs?

    Investors of Proto Labs include North Bridge Venture Partners, Private Capital and Entegris.

  • Who are Proto Labs's competitors?

    Competitors of Proto Labs include Fictiv, Tempo Automation, Shapeways, Quickparts, Inkbit and 12 more.

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