Contoocook, NH – March 14, 2013 -Prototek Global Manufacturing has seen a need for an online quoting system for budgetary purposes. We believe our customers should be allowed to quickly choose a few variables from a drop-down list on our website, and receive an instant, accurate quote, according to their part’s requirements. As the leaders in quick turn precision prototypes, that is exactly what we intend to bring you.

The prototype manufacturing industry by large operates on quick turn around times, and is highly dependant upon suppliers that can produce precise, quality parts as quickly as possible. The old way of companies submitting a CAD model to a manufacturer and patiently awaiting a quote to be returned is not only slow. It’s unnecessary.

 

Our new proprietary online quoting program, InstaQuote®, will fill the void that companies have inaccurately assumed is inherent in the industry. There will be no more need to wait for a quotation, only to find you could change a design element or two and save on manufacturing time and cost. Upon visiting our InstaQuote® page for the first time, our customers would initially create an account. Once logged into their account, they will be able to process as many budgetary InstaQuote®s as they would like, as well as view previous quotations, place an order, or submit payment for a job.

 

Using InstaQuote® is fast and simple. Customers would select their material type and thickness from a drop-down, then how many cutouts, counter sinks, taps, and bends there are, along with a few other variables that may pertain to their job. Once complete, they will be given the option to “uncheck” certain processes from your QuoteTree to see how their quote is affected. After being  satisfied with their InstaQuote®, clicking a Submit button would email both parties the end result as well as saving it in their account.

 

Prototek’s niche has always been quick turn precision sheet metal and CNC machined parts. InstaQuote® is the only program of its kind, and we are working very diligently to bring it into fruition. We know this will become the industry standard for prototype budgetary analysis.

The Prototek team is very excited to bring to you exactly what you have been waiting for.

About Prototek Global Manufacturing

Prototek Global Manufacturing started in October of 1987 specializing in quick turn precision prototyping and short run production of sheet metal and CNC machined parts for the high tech industries. Their facility is a new 50,000 sq. ft. building, equipped with the highest standards of machinery in the industry to date, and is constantly adding more to their collection, including a full plating, painting, powdercoating, and silkscreen lines in-house.

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 ISO 9001:2008 certified, ITAR, DFAR, and RoHS compliant.
Prototek Global Manufacturing ships world wide, and can produce most parts in a single day when required.

Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication, LLC
Keith Isabelle, GM
244 Burnham Intervale Road
Contoocook, NH
603-746-2001 (phone)
603-746-2002 (fax)
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm EST
fastquote@prototek.com
www.prototekmanufacturing.com
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Contoocook, NH – March 13, 2013 – Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication is proud to be reporting another expasion of 3,000 square feet is under way for a new metal anodizing and chromating facility. This new department will not only be state-of-the-art in material plating efficiency; it will also be ACGIH, SMACNA, OSHA, and RoHS compliant and recognized as a Zero-Waste closed-loop treatment center.

Once only capable of handling 15% of their plating requirements in-house, Prototek will now be fully equipped to process over 95% of their precision sheet metal and cnc machined parts that require type I and type II anodizing, clear chromate, gold chromate, hardcoat anodize, and passivation on stainless steel, as well as adding zinc chromate and electroless nickel within the next two years.

Prototek will be utilizing a closed loop ion exchange wastewater treatment and air pollution system controlled from a batch reactor tank superstructure observation platform. The 500 gallon plating tanks and 1,000 gallon treatment tank will be constructed from all natural polypropylene, and an ozone unit will be installed throughout the system to prevent algae growth and maintain cleanliness around the clock. Ion-exchange bottles will help remove any contaminants from the system, recycling the contents back to high quality deionized reusable water.

This fully-certified Zero-Discharge/Zero-Emission plating facility set up is no small project. Everything will be built custom for Prototek’s requirements, from the 65 feet of catwalk dry floor configuration with spill containment flooring to the monorail hoists, boiler, and plating containers. Overall, this will be a 6 month project that will cost around $800,000. Most of the operations will be controlled by automated computer systems will a full alarm system built in. This allows Prototek personnel to focus on what really matters, which is finishing the customers’ parts with the highest level of quality in the shortest time period possible. Prototek always seems to be pushing the possibilities, and this eco-friendly titan of plating lines will allow Prototek to manufacture larger assemblies than ever before in-house. Plating more jobs within their facility translates to faster lead times and higher quality finished products than ever before. What more would you expect from the leaders of precision sheet metal and cnc machined products?

About Prototek Global Manufacturing:
Prototek Global Manufacturing started in October of 1987 specializing in quick turn precision prototyping and short run production of sheet metal and CNC machined parts for the high tech industries. Their facility is a new 50,000 sq. ft. building, equipped with the highest standards of machinery in the industry to date, and is constantly adding more to their collection, including a full plating, painting, powdercoating, and silkscreen lines in-house.
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 ISO 9001:2008 certified, ITAR, DFAR, and RoHS compliant.
Prototek Global Manufacturing ships world wide, and can produce most parts in a single day when required.

Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication, LLC
Keith Isabelle, GM
244 Burnham Intervale Road
Contoocook, NH
603-746-2001 (phone)
603-746-2002 (fax)
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm EST
fastquote@prototek.com
www.prototekmanufacturing.com

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
603-746-2001 (phone)
603-746-2002 (fax)
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm EST
sales@prototek.com
http://www.prototek.com