American manufacturers periodically need to reevaluate their offshoring practices and consider reshoring products to America. Companies are increasingly recognizing that previously ignored risks, strategic impacts and costs are becoming significant.
You’ve got an idea that has success written all over it. Now, how do you get that idea turned into a working prototype? There are a ton of potential pitfalls that could turn a terrific opportunity into an expensive disaster.
Specifying “Additively Manufactured” (AM) aluminum is challenging and involves an approach guided by ASTM and ISO standards that require more engineering decisions throughout the manufacturing process than typically encountered with a purchased component.
When evaluating new CNC suppliers, a decision often comes down to using a local or international supplier. While international outsourcing has some significant benefits, there are a world of differences to take into account, and smart buyers recognize and deal with them.
Protomatic is committed to helping educate and encourage the next generation of engineers, designers, and innovators. That’s why we are proud to be a sponsor of the Dexter Dreadbots — a team of local high school students with a desire to learn more about robotics.
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.
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.