9:15 AM: depart convention center
12:15 PM: estimated return time
*35 minute travel time
Proto Labs is the world's fastest digital manufacturing source for rapid prototyping and on-demand production. The technology-enabled company produces custom parts and assemblies in as fast as 1 day with automated 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding processes. Its digital approach to manufacturing enables accelerated time to market, reduces development and production costs, and minimizes risk throughout the product life cycle.
Proto Labs has manufacturing facilities in the US, Europe and Japan, serving customers worldwide. In 2016, the company served over 30,000 unique product developers globally from many industries including: medical, computer electronics, automotive and aerospace. The company's US 3D printing facility is located in Cary, NC, and offers five additive manufacturing processes: Stereolithography (SL), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Multi-Jet Fusion (MJF) and PolyJet. The Cary facility employs 155 people and houses over 80 3D printing machines.
Proto Labs' award recognition includes:
- America's Best Small Companies List (Forbes)
- Various Manufacturing Leadership Awards, including Manufacturer of the Year (Frost & Sullivan)
- Most Admired CEO (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal)
- STEP Ahead Award (Manufacturing Institute)
What you will see and learn:
The tour will focus on the technologies (how they work, the benefits of each technology, etc.), how we serve our customers, our quality system and our continuous improvement program.
Dress Code/Safety Requirements:
Pants, closed-toes shoes. ***Due to ITAR regulations, we are only able to accommodate US citizens and US permanent residents at the facility tour.