Marc Jankowski

Contract Machining

Controlling Lead Times In early 2019, Proto-1 Manufacturing received its ISO 9001:2015 certification. Through our certification process, we were able to streamline and standardize our processes to increase efficiency, minimize errors, increase throughput, and improve quality.  Many of our processes regarding the creation of tube end forming solutions and equipment

Custom CAM and RAM Tube End Forming Machines

During the course of this pandemic, Proto-1 has continued to operate and serve our customer base through this difficult time. We have installed safeguards for our employees to operate in a safe work environment so we can continue to support essential manufacturing. All our safeguards that we have put in

Deburr Tooling

Tube deburring can be done in many ways such as using a belt sander. This method poses many issues such as safety concerns and not producing a repeatable process. Proto-1’s deburring equipment and tooling was designed for better operator safety and a more repeatable process. One of the biggest issues

Code 61 Tooling

Tube Forming Tool Design Making a consistent tube end form to spec is our first priority when developing a tool for our customers. Our tool development starts with our in-house mechanical engineering team designing a solution to best manufacture a part. Our engineering team has over 50 years of tube

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ISM-6 | Featured Machine ***April is the last month to take advantage of our featured machine, ISM-6. Until the end of April you can receive a 10% discount.*** The ISM-6 is an indexing segment tube end forming machine for tube and pipe from 1.5 to 6 inches in diameter. Applications

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2019 FABTECH Preview One of the largest manufacturing trade shows is taking place within a few weeks in Chicago. Fabtech 2019 is from November 11th to November 14th. This show is a chance for manufacturing companies to display what they offer to keep progressing American manufacturing forward. Proto-1 is excited to

Smart Bend™

Welcome to Smart Bend™ Proto-1 Manufacturing is introducing a new way to do exhaust for car enthusiasts. We have designed a new way to bend exhaust tube to meet any exhaust needs on cars. The Smart Bend™ is a 2.5″ OD .065″ wall 409 Stainless Steel Pipe that allow anyone

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Cell Integration Production efficiency is a key KPI of many manufacturing plants today. A way to achieve higher efficiency is to integrate cells into an manufacturing operation. Manufacturing cells allow for a higher throughput of product. The automotive industry is a high quantity demand industry that relies on many companies

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Tube End Forming Tooling Tube end form tooling is a critical part to forming any tube in a process. Proto-1 has in-house mechanical engineers that design tooling to meet any project specifications. Tooling can be as simple as a single bead and as complex as a double bead, knurl, and

RAM End Form

Offset Expanding Filling up your car with gas seems like a simple process but in reality it takes a lot of engineering to be able to quickly fill up a gas tank. Many car manufacturers today are moving towards a cap-less gas tank design. In order for this design to

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