Proto Labs Expands Firstcut Machining Service

Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer, announces the availability of several additional metals through its Firstcut CNC machining service.

Beginning today, customers can upload their 3D CAD model at the Firstcut website, and have quick-turn machined parts made in 304/304L or 316/316L stainless steel, 1018 or 4140 steel, magnesium or copper. Customers uploading parts will quickly receive back an interactive FirstQuote, from which they can order parts and have them shipped as fast as  one to three days.

These additional metals complement Firstcut’s existing lineup of more than 30 different plastics and metals which include ABS, Nylon PEEK, ULTEM, Delrin, aluminum and brass.

“We’re excited to announce this increase to our Firstcut service envelope,” says Brad Cleveland, President and CEO. “We are also making the necessary capital equipment investments to support the anticipated demand for these new metals, all of which is a part of our ongoing effort to expand our existing capabilities and bring new accelerated manufacturing processes to market.”

Proto Labs is a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production.  Proto Labs provides “Real Parts, Really Fast” to product developers worldwide. Proto Labs utilizes computer numerical control (CNC) machining and injection molding to manufacture custom parts for our customers.

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