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Where The Machining Industry Is Headed

Where The Machining Industry Is Headed
10/23/2017

The Modern Machine Shop Top Shop Conference was full of new ideas and concepts. The attendees were some of the best in the machining industry, and their insights regarding the changing trends of machine shops were extremely interesting and educational. 

Tags: trends

Protomatic to be Featured at MMS Conference

Protomatic to be Featured at MMS Conference
8/31/2017

Protomatic, a precision CNC machine shop, will give a presentation on ISO Systems and Business Risks at the MMS Top Shops Conference. The conference is an extension of Modern Machine Shop’s successful Top Shops benchmarking program.

Tags: Conference

For Precision CNC Machining, Protomatic Lights the Way

For Precision CNC Machining, Protomatic Lights the Way
8/14/2017

Everyone will be looking up on Monday, August 21, when the Great American Eclipse sweeps across the United States. Since we at Protomatic know a thing or two about light (we use a variety of light from microscopic deburring to laser marking), we want to pass along some interesting eclipse tidbits. And as our way of commemorating the event, we’ll give you a free flashlight with every order.* 

Tags: Eclipse

Get the Most Out of Your Capital Equipment

Get the Most Out of Your Capital Equipment
7/19/2017

For capital-intensive businesses such as a CNC job shop, staying up to date on equipment is critical to success. Knowing about or finding the right tool for the job is crucial to cost, quality and delivery.

Tags: maintenance

Cyber Security — An Important Update

Cyber Security — An Important Update
6/13/2017

Americans have been historically naïve about thinking of cyber security. The concept of “Ransomware” and the “Dark Internet” were not even discussed three years ago. As we educate ourselves, watching individuals to large companies shut down or slowed down due to cyber security issues, we must look at our systems and make sure that we are protected.

Tags: Cyber Security

Protomatic Completes ISO Upgrades

ISO13485:2016
5/22/2017

Just two months ago, we talked about the goals for Protomatic in 2017. We are happy to report that one of the major goals that we set for 2017 has already been accomplished. That goal was the upgrade and registration to the two new ISO standards. Protomatic has been working on a basic business direction for many years, so the conversion went smoothly.

Tags: ISO13485, ISO9001

How a PFEMA Can Help Manage Risks for ISO

How a PFEMA Can Help Manage Risks for ISO
3/24/2017

The February 2017 Modern Machine Shop article, “Managing Risk”, detailed how Protomatic developed a PFEMA system to identify more than 300 potential failure modes and procedures to mitigate those risks. The article has created a flood of requests for more information. We are providing the following to give more information to customers concerned with extracting the best quality from their suppliers.

Tags: PFEMA

Protomatic ISO and Cyber Security Goals for 2017

Protomatic ISO and Cyber Security Goals for 2017
3/3/2017

A lot of companies simply do not have the time to evaluate their supplier base. Unfortunately, this means there is little or limited communication between quality and management teams. To bridge that gap, Protomatic brings you these newsletters on a monthly basis. We hope you find them informative and educational.

Tags: Cyber Security, ISO credentials

Differences of Common “T” Temper Designations for 6061 Alloy Aluminum

Differences of Common “T” Temper Designations for 6061 Alloy Aluminum
1/27/2017

Manufacturing job shops typically interpret a material specification of “ALUMINUM 6061-T6” as allowing 6061-T6, -T651 or -T6511. All of these are acceptable tempers, and are permitted for most applications. But, from years of experience, this is not necessarily the best interpretation.

Tags: Aluminum Temper Designations

Wishing you the happiest of holidays

Wishing you the happiest of holidays
12/15/2016

May you have a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with love, laughter, peace and prosperity.

We are grateful for the trust and confidence you put in us, and thankful for the opportunity to continue providing you with precision components that can save lives.

Tags: happy holidays