Precision CNC Machining Services
We make CNC Machined parts to your exact spec.
Located near downtown Toronto,
Argon Prototypes specializes in low-volume, fast-turnaround CNC Machining for R&D projects at innovative companies across Canada and the USA.
• 3 and 4-axis CNC Milling
• Aluminum, Steel, and various Plastics
• Small to Medium-sized parts
• Quantities of 1 to 250+
"Not your average machine shop..."
Easy to work with
We prioritize fast, transparent and informed communication to inspire confidence in your project. RFQs are usually turned around in just a few hours and you will receive relevant updates throughout the manufacturing process.
When it comes to your engineering needs, we will always be on the same page. We are experts in machining, CAM, CAD, and are knowledgeable across many facets of mechanical engineering. Our skills enable us to work closely with your team to ensure your parts not only work, but are cost-effective.
Fast and agile
Short lead times are crucial for R&D: a single bottleneck can stall your entire project. For small-quantity orders, we typically ship within 1 to 2 weeks. Most machine shops don’t even want to touch prototype work and often quote lead times in months! We also reject large production runs to keep our schedule flexible.
2021 Haas VF-2SS
Our CNC has travels of (X, Y, Z): 30x16x20", a 12,000RPM Spindle, 30 Pocket Tool Changer, and 1400IPM Rapids
It also has the following options:
Tool and Part Probing - for checking tool breakage and part location, and generating dimensioning reports.
High Speed Machining Software - for improved part finishes and speed in roughing operations.
We have 3 vises for workholding and use custom fixturing setups whenever possible to maximize productivity.
Vapor honing technologies blasting cabinet
Vapour blasting is a finishing technique that we use on plastics, aluminum, steel, and stainless steel parts to create a smooth satin sheen. As opposed to dry blasting, wet blasting combines a slurry of water, abrasive, and pressurized air to clean the part while also finishing it at the same time. The type of abrasive media greatly changes the finishing characteristics. Coarse media such as aluminum oxide creates a dull surface that can smooth out machining marks and deburr parts, while a finer glass bead creates an aesthetic finish. We exclusively use a medium-fine glass bead which through our own experimentation produces the best aesthetics in anodized aluminum.
Kaeser SM 7.5 Aircenter Compressor
Our 7.5HP Kaeser can supply 32CFM at 125PSI with an integrated 80-gallon reservoir and air dryer. This is more than enough air to run the CNC mill with air blast concurrently with vapour blasting. It's even connected to the internet so we can monitor system status and operations remotely!