FineLine Prototyping, Inc is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
FineLine Prototyping, Inc is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

FineLine offers direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) services to customers in a wide variety of industries, including medical, aerospace, computer/electronics, consumer products and industrial machinery.

The addition of an additive manufacturing service complements Proto Labs’ existing CNC machining and injection moulding services, the company says. Historically, 70% of Proto Labs customers also use an additive manufacturing service in their product development process. 

Proto Labs will continue to operate the FineLine facility in Raleigh, North Carolina, and expects to retain the services of all key employees, including FineLine managers Rob Connelly and Craig Goff, who will lead Proto Labs’ global additive manufacturing business and operations.

“We are excited to join the Proto Labs team, a global leader in quick-turn custom parts manufacturing,” said Rob Connelly, president of FineLine. “Not only is it a great cultural fit for FineLine, but we’re now in a better position to meet the significant demand for additive manufacturing services by leveraging the broader customer reach and global brand recognition of market-leader Proto Labs.”