Proto Labs uses subtractive machining combined with proprietary automation software to deliver rapid real CNC metal prototypes, really fast.
We employ both three-axis milling and turning:
- Three-axis milling process allows for milling from up to six orthogonal sides of the part to machine as many features as possible.
- Our turning process includes live tooling to create off-axis holes, flats, slots and grooves.
- Over 30 different engineering-grade plastic and metal materials available, including PVC, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, polycarbonate and more.