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Additive or Subtractive Prototyping: Which is Best?

Additive or Subtractive Prototyping: Which is Best?
3/30/2018

The day has finally come. Your new component design has been approved and now it’s time to take it to prototype. But what manufacturing process should you choose?

Tags: Additive Prototyping, Subtractive Prototyping

Protomatic Completes Aerospace ISO AS9100D Audits

Protomatic Completes Aerospace ISO AS9100D Audits
2/28/2018

Enhancing our ISO-9001 registration with AS9100D is another example of how CNC machine shop, Protomatic, continues to meet the most demanding aerospace machining requirements through a commitment to “Life-Saving Precision.”  

Tags: Aerospace, AS9100D

Protomatic Not Affected by Kobe Steel Notification

Protomatic Not Affected by Kobe Steel Notification
1/15/2018

In October of 2017, Kobe Steel acknowledged falsifying material certification data about the quality of aluminum and copper it sold in the last 10 years. It stated that a subsidiary operating in China, Thailand and Malaysia manufactured products such as copper piping, aluminum and steel wire.

Tags: Kobe Steel

Aerospace Component Prototype Development and Protomatic Aerospace

Aerospace Component Prototype Development Services
12/28/2017

When you’re looking for assistance developing your aerospace component prototype, there are a number of things that you should be looking for. Does the company that you’re working with have an on-site aerospace machining facility? Do they have the equipment and technology necessary to bring your vision to the market? Are they staffed with experts in CAD and CAM software? Protomatic Aerospace aims to make your decision easy by answering all of these questions with a resounding, “yes!”

Tags: aerospace component prototype development

Wishing you a joyous holiday and a happy New Year

Happy Holidays
12/18/2017

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

Tags: holidays

Great tips before picking a medical CNC machine shop

Great tips before picking a medical CNC machine shop
11/28/2017

All CNC machine shops aren’t created equal.

Choosing the right one can be the most important step in your next project. It is not an overstatement to say that lives could depend on the component parts produced by the shop you select. Download this e-book for the basics of what to look for in a shop — from capabilities to equipment to regulatory compliance.

Tags: medical CNC machine shop

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