CNC Tooling

Protolabs: Small volume and prototype supplier

Last updated on 12th July, 2020

Protolabs is the world’s fastest source for custom prototypes and low-volume production parts. Get an interactive quote with free design analysis within hours. –

Protolabs are a fantastic company which I have used in the past. They offer three types of service: CNC machining, injection moulding and 3D Printing. I particularly like their online tools to help with design and costing your parts.


  • Excellent online design and estimation tools
  • Short leadtimes and order processing
  • Great pricing for small batch quantities


  • Generally rely on process capability rather than inspection
  • Machined to CAD rather than manufacturing drawing

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