Proto Labs ProtoQuote and FirstQuote
Award-winning, Shropshire-based Proto Labs, will be attending TCT Show + Personalize where visitors will be able to view the company's ProtoQuote and FirstQuote online quoting system for the very first time.
Proto Labs has established itself as the world's fastest source for custom CNC machined and injection moulded parts delivered in as little as one business day.
Since its inception, the company has invested unceasingly in both technology and people, building a world-class, innovative service for designers and engineers across Europe.
Proto Labs' innovative online quoting systems, ProtoQuote (for injection moulded parts) and FirstQuote (for CNC machined parts) are cost and manufacturability analysis quotation systems accessed via the company's websites. After loading a 3D CAD part, customers receive a clear, simple and non-technical quote, incorporating costs, material choices and where appropriate suggestions for changes to parts in order to improve manufacturability and/or tooling and part cost.
Managing Director John Tumelty commented: "ProtoQuote and FirstQuote are unique, time- and cost-saving systems that benefit Proto Labs customers.
"However, we wanted to allow everyone who comes to our booth at TCT to experience the speed and simplicity of them, even those who have absolutely no prior experience of ordering injection moulded parts or custom CNC machined parts."
Proto Labs is the European arm of the globally successful Proto Labs Inc, based in Minnesota, US. However, it is local expertise and engineering know-how that has made Proto Labs a success in Europe.
Mr Tumelty continued: "While our European manufacturing operation is based solely in the UK we have sales offices in the UK, Germany, France and Italy, which have helped us build successful working relationships with some of the biggest, most prestigious manufacturing companies across Europe, within the automotive, aerospace, medical and domestic appliances sectors, among others."
Proto Labs has enjoyed an impressive rate of continuous expansion since it was founded, just eight years ago. At the start of 2013, the company was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: PRLB), and in April, Proto Labs received its second Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade.