Join Us At Fabtech 2018!

Proto-1 Manufacturing will be exhibiting at Fabtech 2018 this upcoming week! Contact our sales staff today for free admission tickets to the expo. Stop by booth C10474 to our newest developments for the tube and pipe industry!

FAST Technology

What is FAST Technology? FAST stands for forming, application, storage, and technology. By implementing new sensors and programming algorithms, FAST can help increase tool longevity and machine life. These added features to the machines help improve diagnostics. Troubleshooting is made easier by the stored data and live data graphs right on the machine HMI. The operator can use this information to detect any outliers that may be causing inconsistencies during running operations. Settings can then be adjusted to fix the outlier resulting in a more accuracy product and a more efficient machine.

Louver Tooling

Proto-1 recently developed new tooling and applications for the SRM-336 (Single Ram Machine). One of those newest applications is a spiral louver tool for 2.5″ tube. As the SRM moves the tube through a chuck, punches within the chuck are extended resulting in the following product. This machine and tool will be on active display at Fabtech 2018! If you can’t make it to the show, be sure to check out the video below to see this new tool set in action.


Proto-1 Manufacturing will be on the days of 11/22 and 11/23 for Thanksgiving. We will resume our normal business hours on 11/26. From all of us at Proto-1, Happy Thanksgiving!