Proto Labs acquires FineLine Prototyping

April 24, 2014

Proto Labs Inc., Maple Plain, Minn., a quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production, has launched an additive manufacturing service through the acquisition of privately held FineLine Prototyping Inc., a provider of additive manufacturing services.

FineLine, based in Raleigh, N.C., offers stereolithography, selective laser sintering, and direct metal laser sintering services to corporate customers in such industries as medical, aerospace, computer/electronics, consumer products, and industrial machinery. It provides rapid-prototype parts from small, highly detailed parts to large patterns.