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Onshoring Options Offer More Efficient Supply Chain Management

Leveraging On-Demand Production Simply stated, on-demand manufacturing helps companies effectively manage demand volatility and gain greater control of inventory cost. Let’s tackle that volataility issue first. This concept of manufacturing on demand helps companies navigate market volatility so that they’re not tied to massive production forecasts. When demand spikes, they can get parts quickly, avoiding […]

Innovation Drives Automakers Forward to Navigate the Road Ahead

A recent commercial for Nissan boasts that, these days, “The most exciting tech you own is in your driveway.” That’s probably true. Gone are the days when FM radio or CD players got car buyers excited. Today they want smart vehicles. They want voice-activated navigation. They want live-streaming media, heads-up displays, rear cameras, advanced safety […]

Threaded Inserts with Heat Staking and Ultrasonic Welding

Applications for threaded inserts in injection-molded parts abound. They are common features that show up in a range of industries and in a variety of parts—housings, casings, electronic enclosures, appliance knobs and dials, etc. The two methods we use at Protolabs for threaded inserts, if insert molding is not an option for your design, are heat staking and ultrasonic […]