Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Prototek Manufacturing Shearing




Prototek Manufacturing houses a wide range of raw materials in order to meet quick turn deliveries. Our Shearing Department offers precision cutting of materials from .005 and up to .250 thick. Materials are inspected upon delivery and inventoried in their proper location. Our newly implemented bar coding system helps to increase inventory control of our raw materials.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Prototek licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Control

Prototek is licensed by the Directorate of Defense Trade Control as a manufacturer of defense articles, and is fully compliant with the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

Our DUNS number is 041480406. See our ORCA certification at https://orca.bpn.gov for our FAR and DFAR representations and certifications.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Prototek Advanced Rapid Machining



Our newly developed precision machining company "Advanced Rapid Machining" also known as ARM - continues to expand. With the addition of six new CNC machining centers, we can offer a lead time of one and a half weeks several days faster than the industry standard. ARM new Fowler Comparator and Mitutoyo Height Gauge mean increased inspection capabilities to insure all machined products meets your quality guidelines. This new inspection equipment can interface directly with our computer to compile inspection reports that can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet for the convenience of our customers.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication

With a solid commitment to on-time delivery of quality products, Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication is serving the prototype and rapid-turn markets. We fabricate from paper prints or electronic files, and work with a full range of raw materials: steel, stainless steel and aluminum sheet, tube, angle and channel; Lexan and other plastics; copper sheet and bar; and spring steel. We have access to all the major hardware and accessory lines (handles, gaskets) , and can provide paint and powder coat finishes as well as a full complement of plating: clear and colored anodizing; chromate and zinc and chromate; hardcoat; electroplate; electroless nickel; copper, tin, silver, gold, and nickel. We are staffed by experienced employees dedicated to manufacturing quality products

http://www.prototekmanufacturing.com

Friday, November 18, 2011

Prototek Increases Production Speed of Sheet Metal Parts




Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication, in light of the current economic situation, is still experiencing a boom of business. The company has recently added two new machines to their initial processing line of sheet metal prototypes and short run productions. These two new machines are the Steelmaster SMD1 and the Finish Pro 1460.
Steelmaster is known for its ingenuity and operator ease of use. This new deburring machine will cut times required to remove laser slag and tooling burrs from processed parts dramatically. Not only is it more efficient, but it will save on energy, it’s safer, and it’s better suited for a company where cross-training is a staple, with its intuitive user interface as a touchscreen panel. This deburring processor is extremely aggressive and very low maintenance. This translates to less time spent on individual parts, and more time is allowed for the constant flow of workload. Parts are fed into the front of the machine, where any slag is ground off the surface of the sheet metal or machined part. Then, it has rotating strips of sandpaper smooth off any sharp edges, and finally, a rotating drum of sanding sheet adds a smooth grain to the surface. Parts go in rough, and in a matter of seconds, come out with the quality you would normally expect from three or more operations. This will require fewer employees to work on a job, and alleviate potential bottlenecks while improving quality.
The second improvement is the addition of the Finish Pro 1460. This small deburring and graining station will be used strictly for smaller parts that deserve the attention and perfection normally achieved with the more technologically advanced post-processing machines Prototek utilizes. Again, the digital readout will allow employees with minimal training to crank out perfect parts every time.
The addition of these two machines will allow Prototek to take on a greater workload and increase quality while still reducing lead times. This is Prototek’s niche. Since 1987, they have been the leaders in the quick turn market of precision sheet metal prototypes, and there is no sign they are willing to lose that position.

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Prototek Manufacturing guarantees quality




Prototek Manufacturing guarantees quality. From raw material inspection to delivery of the completed product our Quality Department oversees every stage of production. Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication conforms to exacting standards as outlined in client-vendor certification programs.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication, LLC is a RoHS Compliant company




RoHS, or to use its accurate but somewhat lengthy title "Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment", will be enforced throughout the European Community from 1st July 2006.
Its aim is simple to remove a total of six substances from electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), thereby contributing to the protection of human health and the environment.

Although RoHS is a European Union (EU) Directive, manufacturers of EEE outside Europe must also abide by this legislation if the equipment they produce is ultimately imported into a EU member state.

RoHS Compliance Statement

Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication, in an effort to support our customers and supplier base, has committed to RoHS compliance. Pursuant to this effort, we will help our manufacturers as well as our customers manage RoHS introduction. Included in this management process is as follows.

1. Supplier Policies: Inform our customers of our manufacturer's RoHS policies as these policies continue to evolve.
2. Part Specific Information: Inform customers of specific part number detail on compliance as this information becomes available from our suppliers.
3. Inventory Management: Provide assistance in managing the transition of non-compliant inventory to compliant inventory (specifically product pipeline management).
4. Market Demands: Keep our suppliers posted with market and specific customer needs, which will allow them to be more responsive.
5. Education: Working closely with our supplier partners, Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication will, to the best of our ability, provide our valued customers and employees with the most up to date RoHS related information available

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication

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Prototek Sheet Metal fabricates custom precision Sheet metal using following materials:
Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Spring Steel, titanium, inconel,
Copper, Brass, Tubing, Channel, G-10, LEX-AN, Phenolic, etc...

We now have the largest 4000 Watt Laser Cell in the northeast. For prototype custom laser cutting please call for more information.


Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication, LLC
244 Burnham Intervale Rd
Contoocook, NH 03229

Toll Free 800-403-9777
Local 603-746-2001
Fax 603-746-2002

http://www.prototekmanufacturing.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Prototek Manufacturing Facility List

Shearing Department
10'- 1/4 GUIFIL HYDRAULIC SHEAR WITH POWER BACK GAUGE
6' EDWARDS SHEAR 1/4 INCH CAPACITY
4' WYSONG SHEAR 14 GAUGE CAPACITY


AMADA LASER/TURRET COMBO: LC-C1
Prototek is now ISO 9000:2001 Certified and the only company in the US to have the latest Amada LC-C1 Laser/Turret combo machine

Prototek’s New C1 Combination Laser / Turret Punch Press Offers Many Enhanced Processing Capabilities

Cnc Laser
Amada 4000 watt Pulsar 2415 5' X 16' Cell
MP1225 Load/Unloader
MST1225 6 Shelf Tower System

These 3 machines combine to make a productive cell for processing materials upto 3/4 thick. With this machines exceptionally fast operating speed and accurate cut over an extensive range of material guages and types of alloys it will allow us to process an incredible variety of parts without sacrificing productivity.

Punching Department - CNC Turret Punches
AMADA VIPROS QUEEN 33 TON CAPACITY 50" x 144" MAXIMUM SHEET SIZE, 58 STATION TURRET, 520 HITS PER MINUTE
1998 STRIPPIT 1250M CNC TURRET PUNCH WITH 3/8" MILD STEEL CAPACITY, 60x80 TRAVEL PLUS REPOSITIONING 48 STATIONS
WHITNEY JENSON 24" THROAT KICK PRESSES
WHITNEY JENSON 24" THROAT KICK PRESSES
WHITNEY JENSON 24" THROAT KICK PRESSES
WHITNEY JENSON 24" THROAT KICK PRESSES
WHITNEY JENSON 24" THROAT KICK PRESSES
5" POWER NOTCHER

Machining Department
8 SPEED INDUSTRIAL DRILL PRESSES
8 SPEED INDUSTRIAL DRILL PRESSES
16 SPEED INDUSTRIAL DRILL PRESSES
16 SPEED INDUSTRIAL DRILL PRESSES
TABLE MODEL VARIABLE SPEED DRILL PRESSES
SURFACE GRINDER BROWN & SHARP1
BALDING BEAVER MILLING MACHINE
HORIZONTAL BAND SAW1- CUT OFF SAW
MARATHON 10" CUTOFF SAW

Forming Department
AMADA RG-80 8', 80 TON BRAKE, CNC 3 AXIS BACK GAUGE
CNC GUILFIL 10', 110 TON PRESS BRAKE 2-AXIS BACK GAUGE
CNC GUILFIL 8', 110 TON PRESS BRAKE 2-AXIS BACK GAUGE
CNC GUILFIL 6', 66 TON PRESS BRAKE 2-AXIS BACK GAUGE
CNC GUILFIL 2', 18 TON PRESS BRAKE 2-AXIS BACK GAUGE
4' DIACRO PRESS BRAKE-HYDRO MECHANICAL

Hardware Installations
HP6-C 6 TONS HAEGER PEM SETTERS WITH AUTOFEED
HP6-C 6 TONS HAEGER PEM SETTERS WITH REMOVEABLE LOWER TOOL HOLDER
HP6-C 6 TONS HAEGER PEM SETTERS

Welding Department
30 KVA SPOT-WELDER
100 AMP SP100 LINCOLN MIG WELDER
250 AMP MILLER SYNCROWAVE WELDER
300 AMP ES-AB TIG WELDER
300 AMP MILLER SQUARE WAVE WELDER(1997)
MILLER 250 AMP SYNCROWAVE TIG WELDER

DE Burring Department
37" TIMESAVER SANDER WITH WET DUST COLLECTOR
9" TIMESAVER SANDER WITH DUST COLLECTOR
4" BELT SANDER
STRIPPIT TOOL GRINDER 1- ROTARY TUMBLER
8x79" STROKE SANDER FOR POLISHING STAINLESS
24" RAPID SPEED TUMBLER

Miscellaneous
2 ' HAND ROLLER BENDER (TUBING, CHANNEL, ROD, ETC.)
LINCOLN PLASMA CUTTER
LARGE VARIETY OF TOOLING AND HAND TOOLS

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Prototek added Amada LC-C1 laser/punch combo manufacturing cell to their sheet metal prototype business!

With the crashing economy, Prototek inevitably picked up many new customers from other sheet metal production shops. It reached the point where their Pulsar laser and Vipros Queen turret were running 90% of the day, every day! This being a great side effect of a poor economy, the new problem was simply not being able to handle the workload.

Upon researching a new sheetmetal manufacturing cell, Prototek found the Amada LC-C1. It is the first of its kind to be seen in the US, and was the perfect tool Prototek was looking for. With its revolutionary laser and turret built into one machine and the capability of tapping holes, counter sinking, and bending, and having a built in vacuum to the turret, now they can punch holes 50% smaller than before, with less energy consumption and at a faster pace. This machine cleaned out the bottle necked secondaries department that was always crowded with too much work.

"Prototek was operating three shifts for punching and laser cutting, which were running at 90% capacity. It was three months ago now we installed the LC-C1, and it has made a tremendous difference in our turn times. We had six employees working in our secondaries department countersinking and tapping, but now four of those employees have moved on to more specialized fields. Since incorporating the LC-C1, Prototek's sales have increased by another 15%. Additionally, we are now running only 2 shifts in the laser, punch, and laser/punch combo departments at 80% capacity! This machine, among a few other catalysts, have allowed us to bring aboard another 25 employees. The LC-C1 is the perfect prototype manufacturing cell for Prototek," stated Bruce Isabelle, CEO of Prototek.

With such an increase in work, the sheet metal shop would probably have had a hard time getting out all the precision machined parts along with stereolithography and custom sheet metal fabrication, but fortunately they do all painting, plating, powder coating, and silk screening in-house! "Being able to process parts in-house is one of the most fundamental reasons that it's possible for us to manufacture metal and SLA parts in a matter of days. Also, quality is always a huge concern of ours, and keeping our parts under our roof will ensure our customers only get Prototek quality." Prototek is the largest rapid prototype manufacturer in the country that produces fast precision machining and stereolithography.

http://www.prototekmanufacturing.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication



Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication, specializes in rapid prototypes, short runs and quick turn-around products and apply the most state of the art and comprehensive processes to meet the competitive demands of the industry. Prototek also use the latest software packages including Pro E - Solidworks - AutoCAD - CadKey to accommodate our rapid prototyping way of business.

Prototek Sheet Metal fabricates custom precision Sheet metal using following materials:
Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Spring Steel, titanium, inconel,
Copper, Brass, Tubing, Channel, G-10, LEX-AN, Phenolic, etc...

We now have the largest 4000 Watt Laser Cell in the northeast. For prototype custom laser cutting please call for more information.

Click Here to learn more about our rapid prototyping capabilities. We are the original rapid precision sheet metal and CNC Machining supplier for the high tech, fast paced, quality minded Industries since 1987!

http://www.prototek.com

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Prototek Precision Fabrication

Prototek Sheet Metal fabricates custom precision Sheet metal using following materials:
Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Spring Steel, titanium, inconel,
Copper, Brass, Tubing, Channel, G-10, LEX-AN, Phenolic, etc.

http://www.prototekmanufacturing.com

Prototek Manufacturing Facebook Page



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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Parts Prototek Manufacturing Fabricates

Parts Prototek Manufacturing Fabricates:
• Assemblies • Base plates • Brackets
• Bodies • Bushings • Chassis • Clamps
• Clips • Covers • Enclosures • Fixtures
• Frames • Heat Sinks • Nozzles • Panels
• Shafts • Weldments

http://www.prototekmanufacturing.com

Monday, November 7, 2011

Prototek Manufacturing Contoocook NH



Prototek Manufacturing began in 1987, as a family owned and operated business as a supplier of quick turn precision sheetmetal and machined products for the prototype markets. Today we are still a family owned and operated business and have recently launched into rapid production as well. Our quality and turn times continue to be among the best in the industry. Serving industries such as robotics, semi-conductor, telecommunications, military, pharmaceutical, medical, computer technologies and aeronautics, Prototek Manufacturing now has machining, plating, painting, powder coating, silk screening and assembly capabilities all under the same roof to help save our customers time and money on their finished parts requirements.

Prototek Manufacturing multi-station punch press and 4000 watt laser run 24/7 which means faster turn times for our customers. Our highly qualified staff of employees take measures to ensure parts flow through our manufacturing process quickly and efficiently. Each operation goes through an in-process inspection to ensure the highest level of quality.

Our website offers a live chat module that customers can utilize to ask questions to any of our office staff. This live chat is manned during normal business hours. In addition, our customer service team is focused on answering any questions our customers may have regarding ship dates, rev changes and order status, assuring they are satisfied every step of the way. RFQ that are sent to fastquote@prototek.com or uploaded directly through one of our websites will receive a quote within a day. Prototek Manufacturing can work with many files including dxf, stp (step), iges, pdf, Pro-E, Solidworks, Autocad and Inventor files.

A daily production meeting provides a clear line of sight of our manufacturing objectives and helps to reinforce our quick turn requirements. Our sophisticated scanning software program helps to control raw material inventory, eliminate bottlenecks and track jobs on the manufacturing floor. Our suppliers are carefully chosen to meet our just in time needs by delivering materials within a day for those rare materials we do not stock. Prototek™ manufactures and ships products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, according to our customers rapid requirements, utilizing trucking companies that offer next day shipping, LTL and full truck load deliveries.

Prototek remains the industry leaders of rapid prototyping . . . and now rapid production, of precision sheetmetal and machining fabrication.


Prototek Manufacturing, LLC
244 Burnham Intervale Rd
Contoocook, NH 03229
Toll Free 800-403-9777
Local 603-746-2001
Fax 603-746-2002

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Prototek has added a production line to their sheet metal and machining prototype manufacturing plant




Prototek is known for their rapid production rates of sheet metal, machined metals and plastics, and stereolithography parts. But now, after moving to a new 40,000 square foot facility, they are building an additional 30,000 square foot building! This new building will be for the rapid production line Prototek hopes to incorporate into their head-of-the-industry business.

Prototek has always been able to handle the rapid prototyping of parts in a matter of days. In fact, it's their specialty. But as they are growing, as are their customers, new demands are placed on the production of large quantity jobs for the military, medical society, pharmaceutical, and the like. “We've taken on most production jobs, but we always have to push the ship date back to ensure our specialty of rapid prototypes go out the door. If we want to produce rapid production parts, we're going to basically need a whole new facility to keep the jobs separated. We have a close to perfect systematic process for everything, and that of production is far different than prototyping,” stated Nick Isabelle, programmer and SLA director at Prototek.

Some of these changes would require a laser/punch combo all-nighter manufacturing cell. It would have a self loader connected to all the racks of sheetmetal. No human control is required for days, as the machine would pull sheet metal off the rack, punch it, laser cut it, tap, countersink, and bend it, then stack them on a conveyor belt . Prototek would need at least three more brakes. The ones being researched now have a robotic arm with “teach” mode. This allows the brake operator to hold the part with the robotic arm while bending the first part, and the robot will do the rest! The same concept applies to the state-of-the-art robotic welding cells and their teach mode, which Prototek is also seriously looking into getting for their new building. Prototek is adamant about producing the parts customers expect, at an unprecedented rate, and Prototek is the fastest producers of sheet metal and machined parts in the country, and quite possibly the world.

http://wwww.prototekmanufacturing.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Prototek Manufacturing decreases lead times by another 20%!




Prototek continues to decrease lead times, making them the fastest rapid manufacturing and prototype sheet metal and machine shop plant in the country, and possibly the US. Prototek has incorporated painting, plating, powder coating, and silk screening to their list of capabilities, as well as maintaining a large stock of material, PEM hardware, and assembly hardware. These new additions allow Prototek to save the customer days of production time, lowering average lead times by 20%!

Prototek is now able to carry many colors and textures of paint and powder coat, eliminating the need to send sheet metal and machined metal parts out to multiple vendors. They can also plate prototype and production parts with RoHS chromate, anodize, and iridite, and silkscreen in any color and any size.

Prototek's stock of sheet metal is key in producing quality parts in a limited time frame. With six large rack systems, they almost always have the required material in stock. The same can also be said about their nine large hardware racking systems, carrying about one thousand types of hardware at any given time!

Production meetings are held early every day, covering all jobs coming in, jobs to be programmed, jobs being worked on on, and jobs that have to ship. This allows for all managers to be on the same page, and in a team fashion, strategically place employees on jobs and departments as they see fit to maintain their rapid prototype and production lead times.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Prototek Manufacturing Amada LC-C1 Laser/Turret combo machine

Prototek is now ISO 9000:2001 Certified and the only company in the US to have the latest Amada LC-C1 Laser/Turret combo machine

Prototek’s New C1 Combination Laser / Turret Punch Press Offers Many Enhanced Processing Capabilities





http://www.prototekmanufacturing.com