Rapid Prototype Casting and Machining in Denver

Whether you are in need of rapid prototype casting for aluminum, magnesium, or a zinc cast, we at Protocast Inc. oversee projects from prototype to production, utilizing clean and efficient manufacturing processes to provide our customers with an affordable casting resource when they need it most. Established in 1995, we are a Denver foundry and machine shop that specializes in the manufacturing of non-ferrous prototype to production cast and machine parts. “Non-ferrous,” in case you are new to the scene and are unfamiliar, simply refers to any metal that isn’t steel or iron. There is much more to the answer than that, but the important part to know here is that most ferrous metals rust more easily than non-ferrous metals (because of the ample amount of carbon that is used while making them), yet they also have magnetic properties, making them a practical resource in the manufacturing process of large motors and/or electrical appliances.

However, we aren’t going to be discussing the intricacies of the characteristics of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in today’s post, as exhilarating as it may be. Instead, we are going to tell you why we here at Protocast Inc. are worthy of consideration for a variety of purposes. If you are interested in learning about when and why to use Protocast Inc. in Denver, then read on. This post is for you!

A Rapid Prototype Casting Resource

Protocast Inc. of Denver is your casting resource of choice, meaning that if you need a Denver foundry capable of meeting your deadlines, we are worth your consideration. We are able to help you test for form, fit, and function, effectively eliminating all design flaws which can turn into costly problems if not identified prior to mass production. We also help clients who are looking to simulate die-cast parts, as opposed to paying for costly hard tooling at an inopportune point in the production process. We handle pretty much any kind of high-quality casting job, in quantities that range from just one piece to 5,000 annually. The long and the short of it is that we have significant experience in our industry, and we are of the opinion that companies don’t stick around for longer than a few years these days without doing something right. Having been successful in Denver for two decades is something we are proud of because it points to our commitment to providing our customers with high-quality rapid metal prototype castings, tool making, and other machine shop-related services.

A Machining Resource

Being a top-quality Denver machine shop means that we have to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the never-ending technological changes that are happening in our industry. That means a metal foundry like ours must be self-started and proactive about educational opportunities and new processes. Knowing which alloy and engineering method to utilize in each job isn’t instinct — it comes with a combination of experience and modern education.

If you are in need of a machine shop for machining services, we can help you out. General services include:

  • When a customer simply needs parts fully machined from stock.
  • When a customer requires castings post-machined to specifically high tolerances
  • We also have ten CNC Vertical Mills and 5th Axis machines, giving us a unique edge in the market.

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We are big fans of Henry Ford, for more reasons than him inventing the Model-T. You see, Henry Ford was a bit of a quote machine, and if you visit our Facebook Protocast page, you’ll see one or two of them in all likelihood. Here’s one of our favorite: “One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” Here’s another one: “It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” We have a passion for being a part of innovative projects that challenge us and our ability. It’s why we do what we do.

We have worked hard to become known as a reliable partner when it comes to metal casting in Denver. That work has turned many a first-time customer into a long-term client. Maybe you are looking for a reliable machine shop like ours, or maybe you are brand new to this world and are just looking to get your feet wet and understand some foundry basics. Either way, we’d love to hear from you and learn about what you are looking to accomplish. Once we get on the same page and you learn about some of our offerings, we can go from there and get an affordable solution in place that you are excited about! We’ll consult you as much as you’d prefer, offering suggestions when it comes to material choices, product designs, and machining decisions to help optimize whatever project you have in mind. Reach out to us today.