Prototek continues to build its additive manufacturing capabilities acquiring ProtoCAM of Allentown, Pa., through its Midwest Prototyping division
June 16, 2022
Contoocook, NH — Prototek Holdings LLC (“Prototek“) is a leading North American digital manufacturing provider of CNC machining, sheet metal, and industrial 3D printing focused on prototyping and low-volume production. Today announced it completed the acquisition of ProtoCAM, a premier industrial 3D printing company located in Allentown, PA. ProtoCAM will merge into Midwest Prototyping, Prototek’s additive manufacturing arm acquired in July 2021.
The addition of ProtoCAM is part of an ongoing expansion of Prototek’s additive manufacturing capabilities and capacity. The acquisition adds innovative QuickCast technology, creating fast investment casting patterns for quick-turn metal part production, to Midwest’s already comprehensive 3D printing capabilities. The merger also provides a much-needed increase in capacity for Midwest’s core 3D printing technologies, including HP’s Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), and Carbon DLP (Digital Light Processing). The company will continue to operate in all current locations encompassing ten facilities across the US, with over 300 employees and more than 240,000 square feet of manufacturing workspace.
Ron Belknap, founder of ProtoCAM, and his management team will continue to oversee the day–to–day operations of the Allentown facility. Nate Schumacher, director of strategy and integration at Midwest Prototyping, and Ed Graham, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at ProtoCAM, will lead the combination of business operations.
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Prototek is a leading national rapid prototyping services provider of precision machined, sheet metal fabricated, and 3D printed parts for various end markets, including aerospace, defense, medical, robotics, electronics, consumer, and general industrial. Headquartered in New Hampshire, Prototek serves a diverse customer base with numerous in-house manufacturing capabilities with facilities in Colorado, New Hampshire, Northern California, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Prototek holds ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D:2016 certifications and is ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) Registered. For more information, visit www.prototek.com.
About Midwest Prototyping
Midwest Prototyping is the additive manufacturing (3D Printing) division of Prototek. Founded in 2001, Midwest Prototyping today is one of the nation’s largest independent digital manufacturing companies, offering a diverse array of additive manufacturing technologies for both prototyping and production applications. Midwest Prototyping has expertise in six additive industrial printing technologies: Laser Sintering, Multi Jet Fusion, Stereolithography, Digital Light Processing, Fused Filament Fabrication, and Material Jetting, combined with extensive post-processing, finishing services and urethane casting departments. The additive-focused organization is committed to innovation, and has been instrumental in bringing innovative solutions to the industry. Midwest is ISO 9001:2015, and AS9100D:2016 certified as well as ITAR Registered. For more information, visit www.midwestproto.com
ProtoCAM was founded in 1994 by Ron Belknap and Ray Biery, offering Stereolithography, RTV molds, and Urethane castings. In nearly 30 years in business, ProtoCAM grew its offering into one of the premier additive manufacturing service providers in the Northeast, offering a wide variety of 3D printing technologies along with urethane and wax casting and extensive finishing capabilities. ProtoCAM consistently produces high-quality parts, prototypes, and market-ready goods, specializing in helping customers get products to market quickly, without roadblocks. www.protocam.com.