The Protomatic blog, “Precisely Speaking,” is where you’ll get useful information on all aspects of precision CNC machining.
The technology that is required to manufacture first class plastic components at a reasonable cost pushes the state of the art for machines, tools, and fixtures. For example, holding the plastic workpiece so it doesn’t flex during the machining process is somewhat of an art in itself.
The future is filled with uncertainty but, we can plan and prepare for the future. Planning is one of my hardest jobs and it gets the most attention. Due to our customers’ concerns regarding risks to their production, we have put together a brief summary of some of our planning.
To meet our customers’ increasing production demands, Protomatic recently purchased a Tsugami TMA8-III Multi Axis CNC. This Multi Axis CNC combines both turning and milling processes in one 8-Axis CNC machine.
To meet our customers’ increasing production demands, Protomatic recently purchased an LNS Servo 65 Bar Feeder for our busy Mazak. This Bar Feeder provides loading of multiple bars of raw stock for the purpose of automating lathe operations.
At Protomatic, we feel we are an extension of your company, therefore, it is important to keep our work force current with technology changes. Protomatic’s corporate focus has been investing in our future and we accomplish this goal in many ways.
This month we wanted to showcase on the many techniques that we can help you bring your product to market. Protect your Idea. The first step when discussing a new idea is to have a Confidentiality Agreement (CA) or Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in place.
Cosmetics matter. Many of our customers look well beyond the dimensional performance of the part. They are concerned with their image and the quality of finish that is on the part. Cosmetics make the difference in the look and feel of the part.
Protomatic has had a material recycling program for years. From time to time, it’s good to re-evaluate a recycling program to ensure you’re doing everything possible to minimize one’s environmental impact.