For the past 5 years, Modern Machine Shop Magazine www.mmsonline.com has published its “Top Shops” issue where it highlights the best practices of top performing machine shops from a broad survey of the U.S. machining industry.
At one point or another, everyone has had a bright idea. Likely, it all came together at an unlikely moment when all the moving parts suddenly snapped into place. After careful consideration, you’re probably wondering what your next steps are… or if there are next steps at all!
When looking for a CNC machine shop for your next prototyping job, whether it’s manufacturing prototypes for aerospace components or medical devices, there are a few things you should check out before giving a thumbs up.
Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, continues to gain traction in all areas of manufacturing. Today it is used to produce everything from fuel nozzles for jet engines to hip implants for geriatric patients, and does so quickly and accurately.
Many companies in the automotive, aerospace and medical industries have learned that even if manufactured parts are highly functional, they still aren’t good enough if they are merely average in appearance.
Choosing the right prototyping machine shop could be the most important decision you will make in the course of getting your product to market. This is particularly true for entrepreneurs with little experience in dealing with CNC machine shops.
Protomatic recently completed (Feb 20th, 2015) the internal audit and management review to stay up to date with ISO Audit Requirements. This activity is conducted annually and a formal certification is prepared. This certification is now available on our website.