The Protomatic blog, “Precisely Speaking,” is where you’ll get useful information on all aspects of precision CNC machining.
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.
The Keyence Laser Micrometer measures the size of the shadow projected on a high resolution camera. This contrasting shadow method is highly accurate and repeatable. This state of the art micrometer has no moving parts and is thermally stable.
This month Protomatic is highlighting a special type of lathe that is available at Protomatic. This lathe is special due to design and structure. The basic platform is comprised of a “Super Precision Hardinge GT-27” lathe with a “Pick and Place” added to feed parts for larger volume runs.
This month Protomatic is highlighting an article published in ” ManufactLINE” in Vol. 2 of Sept. 2009. This article summarizes all of the rograms that Protomatic has undergone over the last three years.
Protomatic uses Electrox Raptor Laser marker. It is a Solid State Q-Switched marking system. Having a wavelength of 1064nM (Infra Red) and a peak laser power of greater than 10,000 Watts for 25-100n Seconds.
Lean program must start from the top and be supported from the employee foundation to be successful. Employees support an idea only if they can directly see the benefit. The first step was to educate managment in the expectation and overview of the process.
This process is an alternate to the conventional “Flood Coolant” process, which uses an oil and water mixture that is recirculated in the milling or turning center. In many applications, this process works very well due to the cooling and lubricating properties of the water and oil.
This month Protomatic wanted to highlight one of the programs that we were working on this Winter. We re-wrote our Quality Management System (QMS) to address the new changes made with the new ISO 9001:2008 standard.
This year has a great start! Lots of new snow, a new year, and many new product ideas. Protomatic has been listening to the needs of our customers and realized that there are many applications for rubber and plastic components.