Your Guide to Digital Manufacturing

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The European automotive industry has been gearing up for change in recent times. With the electrification revolution in full swing, traditional carmakers are revamping their strategies to meet eco-conscious consumer demands and navigate stringent emission regulations. Meanwhile, the ascent of autonomous vehicles, supply chain disruptions, and the ongoing semiconductor shortage have thrown some extra turns into a long, winding road.

With these shifts reshaping the market, it isn’t easy to keep a firm grip on current trends, making it difficult to get ahead of the curve. Protolabs Automotive Innovation Report 2023: Gearing up for Change is your chance to dive into the automotive story. Based on the insight of 150 key executives in the automotive industry, this report is a jump-start for you to gain a strategic edge in this rapidly evolving industry.

Discover more on why:

  • Automotive manufacturers are placing importance on spreading innovations across their ecosystem, with 46% identifying developing ideas in collaboration with customers and suppliers as a key strength
  • Despite 56% of automotive manufacturers believing more flexible working would be beneficial, 81% say spending at least 4 days a week on-site is optimal for innovation. 
  • The industry is divided on its approach to supply chain restructuring, with 51% believing that it will have a positive effect on innovation
  • Despite 66% of automotive manufacturers innovating to improve worker productivity through technology, 34% do not use cobots and have no plans to do so

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"I needed to find a manufacturing partner that understood what I was trying to create and how important it was to get the product to market before another innovation came to light. Protolabs recognises this urgency."

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Consultative Quoting

Get design feedback from our experienced engineering team that has helped thousands of customers bring their products to market with quality 3D printed parts. We will also work with you to determine optimal part orientation based on your application's requirements.

Wide Material Selection

Across our five 3D printing technologies, we use a range of commercial-grade thermoset resins, and thermoplastic and metal powders to 3D print parts that are suitable for various part applications and industries. 

Precision & Repeatablity

Our industry-leading tolerances and surface finish quality stems from a dedicated process engineering and quality team for each 3D printing technology. We also offer a proprietary material called Microfine™, which can build features as small as 0.07mm.

Unmatched Scale

Our facility is home to more than 120 3D printing machines that produce metal and plastic parts. This means we'll always have capacity when you need parts fast.

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