Prototek Manufacturing currently has open capacity in our machine shop for your precision CNC or Lathe projects! Send your RFQ’s to QuickQuote@PrototekMachining.com today!
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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Founded in 1987, Prototek manufacturing is a leading supplier of quick turn precision sheetmetal and machine products for the prototype market.
To help save our customers time and money on their finished part requirements, Prototek Manufacturing has a team of seven engineers that assist in research and development, as well as conceptual and component design. Our engineers work closely with customers to define their requirements and design assemblies and their components for economical manufacturing. These engineers compliment our staff of estimators who are also qualified to discuss product requirements. Prototek’s goal is to assure our customers that the product they receive will meet their requirement for high quality at a fair price.
Located in Contoocook, New Hampshire, our 40,000 sq/ft facility is designed for just in time manufacturing. With a wide range of materials on hand, we can produce parts in a single day, when required. We manufacture and ship products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico according to customer requirements.
We are equipped with an Amada Pulsar 4,000 watt laser, Vipros Queen Turret,
and Two LC-C1 Combination cells.
These revolutionary laser and turret cells built into one machine have the capability of tapping and counter sinking, as well as punching holes 50% smaller than ever before, with less energy consumption and at a faster pace.
In our post-processing department, we are capable of deburring and graining sheet metal parts in a single operation.
Our forming department is equipped with 9 highly capable brakes, with a maximum load of 140 tons and a bend length of 10 feet.
we have verticaly integrated an anodizing and chromating system, power-coating
and a wet spray system and a 3 stage iron phosphate washer to allow us full control over finish and quick turn projects.
With over 20 years of experience, we are able to ensure that our processes deliver the highest level of quality.
Our 5,000sq/ft precision machining operation continues to expand. With 14 CNC machining centers, we can offer a lead time of 1 1/2 weeks, several days better than the industry standard.
Our proven kanban system of organization is a critical means of inventory control for our hardware and raw materials.
Our hardware department keeps hundreds of types of PEM hardware in stock, and is efficiently inserted using our state of the art pem setter machines.
We pride ourselves on our control over every process of production by completing them in-house. Silk screening and assembly are just two more cogs in the well-functioning machine that is prototek.
Our fowler comparitor and mitatoyo height gauge provide highly efficient inspection capabilities to ensure that our products meet quality guidelines.
This inspection equipment interfaces directly with our computer system to compile inspection reports for the convenience of our customers.
Our highly qualified staff works relentlessly to ensure that parts flow through our manufacturing process quickly and efficiently. Each operation undergoes an in-process inspection to ensure adherence to product specification.
Our website offers a live chat module that customers can utilize to ask questions to our office and engineering staff during our normal business hours. Additionally, our customer service staff is adapt at answering any questions that our customers may have; regarding ship dates, revision changes and order status, assuring that they are satisfied every step of the way. Request for quotations that are sent to Fastquote@prototek.com or uploaded directly thru one of our websites, will receive a quote within one day. Prototek Manufacturing and can work with many file formats including DXF, STP, IGES, PDF, Pro/E, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Inventor files.
Take a stroll though Prototek online with the aid of Google Business view, where you can see for yourself how our departments are organized for efficency and quality.
Prototek is BBB accredited with an A+ rating, and is ISO 9001, ITAR, DFAR, and ROHS Compliant.
Prototek.com is also mobile friendly, sporting a simple, attractive design, responsive, swipeable gallery, and fast load times.
Our wordpress blog and twitter page are continuously updated as we purchase new machines and expand our facility to maintain our niche of producing the highest quality parts in the shortest time possible.
Friend us on facebook and subscribe to our youtube as we are constantly uploading videos of our new machines and capabilities.
Serving industries such as robotics, semiconductor, telecommunications, military, pharmaceutical, medical, computer technologies and aeronautics. Prototek Manufacturing is the industry leader in rapid prototyping and production, of fully machined and precision sheetmetal components, ready to serve you.
Here is an older video showing some of what we at Prototek are capable of. We have made some major improvements since then, including a new addition for our shipping department, three new Amada brakes, two Amada LC-C1 laser/turret combination cells, Mazak Nexus CNC machine, Steel Master sheet metal grainer and deburring machine, and a Behringer Automatic Miter Horizontal Bandsaw, the best on the planet, all of which to save our customers time on their precision parts.
We are the fastest in the industry, shipping parts in a single day when required!
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 prototyping of precision machining requirements, utilizing trucking companies that offer next day shipping, LTL and full truck load deliveries.
Prototek is known for their rapid production rates of precision sheet metal and machined products, and constantly upgrade old equipment with state-of-the-art machines that allow them to grow with the industry.
One of these productivity increasing machines is the Behringer Miter Horizontal Band Saw. This machine is fully programmable to feed stock material and make precise cuts between 30 and 135 degrees. With the decrease in operating times and more precise cuts, they will be able to save more material and use CNC machinists where they are most valuable. With their new cantilevered racking system and programmable band saw, Prototek’s machining department will have everything it needs to keep up with the increasing work flow in the department while maintaining the fast turn-around times everybody has known Prototek for since 1987.
About Prototek Sheet Metal Manufacturing
Prototek Sheet Metal Manufacturing started in October of 1987 specializing in rapid prototyping and short run production of sheet metal and CNC machined parts for the hi-tech industries. Their facility is a new 40,000 sq. ft. building. Prototek currently has over 65 employees and are home to state of the art welding and bending departments, as well as plating rooms, assembly department, and much more. Prototek’s niche has always been a solid commitment to on-time deliveries of quality products. They fabricate from CAD (computer aided design) files or reverse engineer from existing models to enhance functionality Prototek keeps a large, constant supply of necessary materials, sheet metal stock, machinable plastics and metal, and PEM hardware. Prototek is currently ISO 9001:2008 certified and also ITAR and DFAR compliant.
Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication, LLC
Bruce Isabelle, CEO
244 Burnham Intervale Road
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm EST
Inhouse Deburring Guidelines are guidelines in creating finish specifications for deburring metal
Finish Specs for Deburring:
Class A deburring shall have no visable punch marks, meaning no steps, sharp edges, corners shall be free of burrs & hangers, microjoint webs shall be filed smooth on inside of cutouts. on punch side of part the dimples from parting punching shall be removed. burr side of part shall be smooth. part shall be checked for raised burr after timesaving.
Class B deburring shall have no steps from punching corners shall be cleaned of tabs & hangers. microjoint webs on inside of cutouts shall be filed smooth. burr side of part shall be smooth.
Class C deburring consists of removing tab burrs, and microjoint webs in cutouts. cleaning complete edges is not nessasary.
General Deburring Notes:
* Check print for welded seams, meaning if it is a box, do not deburr the edges that are getting formed up & welded togeather.
* Check print for any notes describeing any edge callouts, meaning that edge needs to be radiused or no punch marks allowed. or if notes calling for a speific broke edge.
* Slots & Cutouts:
* Check print for any tolarance callouts on slots or cutouts, sometimes we need to use a punch that is the incorrect size, therefore the slot or cutout may need to be filed or reamed to size. or within tolarence
Prototek being featured in December’s edition of The Fabricator Magazine
Prototek will be featured in the newest edition of The Fabricator, a magazine presenting all new innovations of the high tech industry of rapid production and prototyping. Specifically, Prototek will be accentuated for their purchase of the new LC-C1 punch/laser combination machine from Amada.
Rapid production and prototyping is becoming a bigger industry every year. Staying ahead of the competition is a feat only the adept will accomplish. These are the types of companies The Fabricator is associated with, and exactly why Prototek has been getting so much publicity. Prototek can stay ahead of the competition by incorporating state-of-the-art technologies in a very methodological way, benefiting both the company and the customer. Prototek utilizes a scanning system, where each Prototek employee must scan into the specific procedure he or she will be working on, so customers can check up on their parts online, and see how their rapid prototypes or precision production parts are progressing through the shop.
With the addition of the new LC-C1 punch/laser combination machine, Prototek is now able to run fewer shifts on the sheet metal punching and lasering cells, while increasing production throughput, decreasing lead times, and decreasing cost.
“Before purchasing the C1, we were running 3 shifts in our punching and laser cutting departments at 90 percent capacity. Now, we’re running 2 shifts operating at 80 percent capacity, and we’ve increased sales by 15 percent!” Commented Keith Isabelle, General Manager of Prototek.
The LC-C1 has a revolutionary design, decreasing time when switching between turret and laser cutting modules. There is also a vacuum built into the turret, allowing for the punching of holes 50% smaller than traditional turrets! This allows for small geometry and common holes to be punched out of a sheet of metal, while all the contours and complex geometry gets cut by the laser. The combination machine doesn’t stop there though. It also has the capability to tap holes, counter sink holes, and bend parts! Prototek previously had 6 employees working in secondaries departments doing such tasks, but with with the implementation of the LC-C1, four of these employees were able to switch to more specialized departments. All around, the LC-C1 is the perfect sheet metal prototype and production cell for Prototek.
About Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication
Prototek Manufacturing started in October of 1987 specializing in rapid prototyping of precision sheetmetal for the hi-tech industries. Their facility is a new 40,000 sq. ft. building. Prototek currently has 65 employees and has expanded into rapid turn machined parts, SLA, and 3D printing. They are home to state of the art welding and bending departments, as well as painting and plating rooms, assembly department, and much more. Prototek’s niche has always been a solid commitment to on-time deliveries of quality products. They fabricate from 3D solid models or CAD (computer aided design) files, and keep a constant supply of necessary materials. These include stainless steel, cold rolled steel, and aluminum sheet, tube, angle, and channel, lexan and other plastics, copper sheet and bar, spring steel, mirrored stainless, and a large stock of hardware. Prototek is currently ISO 9001:2008 certified and also ITAR and DFAR compliant.
Prototek Sheetmetal Fabrication, LLC
Bruce Isabelle, CEO
244 Burnham Intervale Road
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm EST
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Prototek Manufacturing has over 30 years of precision sheet metal experience and pride ourselves in quality as well as customer satisfaction. We are able to assist engineers in their designing process and make it easy and efficient to send and receive files. We quote all jobs within 24 hours, and when needed, can fabricate ‘no finish’ items within 48 hours.
If it’s individualized customer service you are looking for, call us today!!