The Advantages of Revitalizing Precision CNC Equipment

For Protomatic to maintain the highest levels of life-saving precision for the aerospace and medical markets, it is vital that our CNC machinery operate at absolute peak levels of performance. When a replacement is needed, a replacement is made. No questions asked. Well, maybe one.

Should the machine be revitalized or replaced?

While the allure of shiny new CNC equipment may be tempting, revitalized equipment often just makes more sense. Here’s why.

Less cost, but no less effective

Revitalized equipment provides significant cost savings without compromising on quality or performance. Upgrading components and updating with advanced technology can breathe new life in an existing machine at a fraction of the cost of replacing with a new one. This common-sense financial approach allows for managing resources in a way that benefits both Protomatic and our customers.

The cost of new electronics can be shocking.

The price tag on putting brand new electronics in an existing machine can give a budget a jolt. Just like a computer, when the electronics in a machine become outdated the cost to simply replace them with new components can exceed the value of the entire machine. It’s much more prudent to invest in a newer, yet revitalized machine all together. It will still have years of productivity remaining while consistently delivering precision-engineered parts and components.

Keep up with change

Revitalizing CNC equipment allows for incorporating updates that meet the latest regulatory requirements without buying an entirely new unit. This proactive approach ensures compliance while enhancing overall product quality and reliability.

While we’re at it…

There are many other reasons why renew can beat replace. They include:

  • Experience pays — Our existing CNC equipment has a proven track record of precision and reliability. Revitalizing that equipment lets us continue providing the highest standards of quality and efficiency without missing a beat.
  • Customization — Revitalizing current equipment allows us to maintain existing modifications that were made to fit our specific needs, and the needs of our customers.

Stay tuned for what’s new

While revitalized machines have many advantages, there are times when going new is a much better choice. In fact, Protomatic is now awaiting delivery of some new equipment. We’ll tell you more about it next time.

At Protomatic, precision never gets old

Protomatic is a CNC precision machining shop specializing in prototype and short-run production components for the medical, aerospace, and other technical industries. Because of the critical nature of the parts we manufacture, the emphasis with every machine we use — new or revitalized — is always on Life-Saving Precision.

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About the author: Doug Wetzel is Vice President and General Manager of Protomatic.