One of the most discerning characteristics of Protomatic in comparison to our competitors is our familiarity with a vast range of materials. We work with rubbers, metals, and plastics, of course, but our experience with the engineering of elemental materials and superalloys sets us apart from the competition.
A constant innovator in CNC machining, Protomatic enjoys the reputation of capably machining materials which other CNC job shops refuse to touch. We are sometimes asked to machine rhenium and niobium (aka columbium), elements with physical and chemical properties which need to be carefully considered in the milling and machining process. These properties make these materials ideal for superalloys used in certain aerospace and medical applications due to superconductivity, melting point, and other characteristics. Superalloys such as these are commonly used in gas turbine engines in areas of high temperature where strength as well as corrosion and oxidation resistance are required. Additional applications of superalloys include power generation, marine propulsion, nuclear reactors, military electric motors, chemical processing vessels, and even space vehicles.
Maybe you can see now why we take our work so seriously. In addition to the aforementioned specificity of what we do, we are highly capable in 5-axis precision CNC machining, laser engraving, engineering services, and many other technical processes which set us apart from the typical run-of-the-mill CNC job shop with which you may be more familiar.
Through our large facilities, diverse capabilities, vast equipment resources, and conservative, steadfast business practices, we at Protomatic have been able to supply fast, efficient service to countless satisfied customers for nearly four decades. We are a leading contract manufacturer of precision CNC machining components, high-precision prototypes, and short-run machine components and assembly. Our standards of quality are ensured through a complete process of testing and state-of-the-art quality inspection.
We know that when you select a contract manufacturer for product development assistance, you look to extend the passion of your dream by expanding the size of your team. When you select Protomatic, we join your team and share your dream - to create success! We're passionate about delivering products that embody innovation, quality, and excellence in order to exceed even the most exacting standards of our most demanding customers.
For an example of a recent innovation, Protomatic recently added the process of dry film lubrication coating (click here to read our newsletter) for applications in the aerospace industry. Dry film lubricant coatings start out as a high-performance paint-like material consisting of fine particles of lubricating pigment such as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), PTFE and graphite along with solvent, a binder, and other additives for corrosion protection. Upon application and curing, the solvents are driven off and the lubricant bonds to the surface of the part to form a solid film. This bonded film greatly reduces the coefficient of friction of the surface and increases wear life.
Specific formulation procedures have been developed to allow these coatings to be applied to a variety of substrates including but not limited to: steel, aluminum, brass, copper, nickel, zinc, chromium, stainless, glass, rubber, plastic and wood. Protomatic innovations assure our customers that they are dealing with a company which regularly stays at the forefront of its industry.