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Protomatic Annual Update and Summary of 2018

Protomatic Annual Update

Message from the Operations Manager Doug Wetzel:

The Protomatic team was very active and involved with a number of Quality Audits throughout the year.  Trained QMS auditors for internal, customer, and external auditing probed deeply into the company and presented a number of positive and constructive suggestions. Based on their feedback, following is a summary of the QMS improvements that were implemented during 2018.  

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How Protomatic Aerospace Ensures Life-Saving Precision

Aerospace Manufacturing

It’s extremely important that your supplier for your aerospace CNC machining is the most reliable and precise in the industry. When a plane full of people starts leaving the ground, only the most dependable choice is acceptable. Here are some of the ways in which we ensure our motto of life-saving precision.

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Wishing you a joyous holiday and a happy New Year

Happy Holidays

All of us at Protomatic wish you the best of holidays, and a New Year filled with joy and prosperity.

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Addressing Foreign Object Damage in Manufacturing

Addressing Foreign Object Damage in Manufacturing

Foreign Object Damage (FOD) is a major concern in the aviation, space, and defense industry, as well as other manufacturing industries. While there is a large amount of information and guidance available about the prevention of FOD, no requirements standard exists.

Tags: FOD, Foreign Object Debris

Protomatic Adds More Machine Monitoring for Legacy CNC

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Protomatic is always working to provide our customers with the best quality and value in the business. This means we are constantly seeking out opportunities to implement new technologies and best practices that ultimately benefit our customers. In the last few years there has been a steady growth of connectivity, data acquisition and data analysis options for manufacturing, sometimes referred to as the Industrial Internet of Things or IIOT.

Tags: Perisense, sensors

Great tips before picking an aerospace CNC job shop

What to look for in an Aerospace CNC Job Shop

The changing demands in the aerospace industry mean CNC machine shops can no longer be content to simply machine components. They must now concern themselves with the lifetime performance of the component. As the expectations put on CNC job shops continue to grow, it is more vital than ever that the shop you work with is up to the task.

Tags: Aerospace

Protomatic Offers Class in Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

When something doesn’t operate correctly or breaks down, you’ve got a problem. An even bigger one is if the same problem comes back again and again.

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Why the Aerospace Industry Relies on the Expertise of Protomatic Aerospace

Protomatic Aerospace

When it comes to meeting the stringent specifications and requirements of the aerospace industry, Protomatic Aerospace has the expertise needed to deliver. Beyond our extensive list of equipment, our proven machining capabilities and our ISO 9001 certification, we have sought to gain the expertise that is necessary to handle all of the industry’s prototyping and manufacturing needs. Whether you’re looking to produce in small quantities, utilize exotic materials or take advantage of our impressive CAD and CAM experience, our team will work with you to ensure that your prototype meets your expectations.

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Protomatic Offers Classes to Improve GD&T Accuracy

Protomatic Offers Classes to Improve GD&T Accuracy

When GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) is poorly specified or incorrectly interpreted, many things can happen. All of them bad.

  • Datum schemes are incomplete, irrational or in conflict
  • Features related to these datums are ill defined, incomplete or open to interpretation
  • Up to 80% of drawings are estimated to be dimensionally deficient

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CNC Machining for Prototype and Low-Volume Projects

CNC Machining for Prototype and Low-Volume Projects

Protomatic, a Dexter, MI, precision CNC machine shop, manufactures small and medium-sized complex, high-precision components. We specialize in prototype and low-volume projects for commercial and private companies, particularly those involved in space exploration or military applications.

Tags: Full-service CNC