At Proto-1 you will find more than just a machine builder or a part maker. It’s what you don’t see that makes the difference. Behind the scenes, our in-house team of mechanical and electrical engineers can take your product development from idea to production. All electric panels are designed and made in-house and can be certified to your needs. Our engineered jigs and fixtures increase safety and streamline your processes. Our state-of-the-art quality lab ensures everything from raw materials to final assembly and tooling aligns with prescribed engineering specifications.
Don’t need a full solution? We are also equipped to make your fabricated metal products for you when you need them. If you need a part made or reworked, our contract machining services are a cost-effective, quality solution. Our Proto-1 technicians have over 50 years of tube forming experience, can go into the field for setups, service, and over the phone tech support.
Proto-1 Manufacturing recently passed its stage 2 audit to become an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. Our company has not be ISO certified before and our team has been working to gain this certification. While this certification has improved our internal processes, it has also improved our purchasing experience for our customers. While Proto-1 has a commitment to continuous improvement, this ISO certification process has helped us achieve our strategic goals.
Proto-1 has in-house heat treating capability and this helps us cut down on lead times. We have three heat treat ovens in our facility that allows us to batch parts/tooling together. Having this capability in-house allows us to meet quick lead times with tooling and spare parts. We have the capability to anneal any tube to speed up the development process.
Proto-1 has an on-site staff team of engineers with both electrical and mechanical background. Our team can take an idea and turn it into a manufactured concept. Our engineering team utilizes the latest in CAD (SolidWorks) standards to support all phases of the design. We utilized VA/VE meetings to design and manufacture parts effectively helping improve your business efficiency. You can count on our continued support throughout your project to ensure that we deliver to your needs.
Our team of engineers is dedicated to improving our current lineup of machines to help provide you better products. R&D is a vital aspect of our business to help Proto-1 stay at the forefront of the tube and pipe industry.
Jigs and Fixtures
Our team can streamline your process with jigs, fixtures, and check fixtures. Our machines are equipped to handle jigs and fixtures to increase the safety of your project. Our fixtures are designed to help through-put of any project and can eliminate processes in the production cycle. Our fixtures are designed and built for repeatability. All of our jigs and fixtures are custom built to our customers specifications. You can count on our staff of engineers to design fixtures to help improve the manufacturing process. To learn more on how our jigs and fixtures can help enhance your next project, contact one of our members at Proto-1.
Proto-1 has a highly skilled electrical engineering department that specializes in motion control for hydraulics, pneumatics, and servos. Our team has the expertise to integrate cell automation seamlessly into your production needs. Each of our electrical panels are designed and built in-house and can be certified for UL or CUL to fit the needs of your project.
Our electrical engineers are dedicated to continuous improvement in our machines for better efficiency. You can count on Proto-1 to provide highly qualified electrical engineering service to meet and exceed all your needs.
Proto-1 has a state-of-the-art in-house quality lab to help conduct analysis of raw materials, WIP, components, sub-assemblies, and final assemblies to verify we are meeting our customers specifications. Our quality lab is equipped with precision measuring instruments such as FARO arms, CMM, Optical Comparator, granite table, and various gauges/micrometers. Our quality experts have the tools that are necessary for us to provide quality parts to our customers. Proto-1 has the equipment/capability to reverse engineer any part.
We conduct regular audits on our measuring equipment to maintain the highest quality standards. Having an in-house quality department helps our team reduce lead times. With how critical lead times are in today’s business climate, Proto-1 understands what it takes to meet deadlines.
You can rest assured that our quality lab will be able to provide a quality product!
Here at Proto-1 we have a full-service machine shop in-house to reduce lead times of our end forming machines. We have highly skilled machinist that are able to program and run parts right at the CNC machining centers. The quality of our tooling and end forming equipment starts with our skilled machinist ensuring parts are to spec. Proto-1 continues to invest in our employees so that we can continue to offer the best end forming machines in the industry.
Our machine shop is equipped with vertical mills, lathes, horizontal boring bar and other various machining equipment to meet demand. Proto-1 has the latest CNC equipment to hold required tolerances to meet your needs.
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Proto-1 can offer tube end forming services without the capital investment. If your company does not have capital justification for one of our machines, let us do the work for you and provide finished product. You can count on us to deliver quality tube end forming products to meet your lead times. We have skilled employees available to run projects that meet your part specifications.
With our full product line of ram end forming, rotary end forming, segmented end forming, tube deburring, and punching/notching/slotting machines, Proto-1 has the equipment to meet your needs.
To be the partner-of-choice in the tube forming industry by providing innovative turnkey solutions and meaningful service support to North America manufacturers, empowering companies to offer superior products.