Precision CNC Machining Services

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Our 
Story

We specialize in one-off prototypes up to medium size runs in aluminum and plastics. Having designed and outsourced the manufacturing of our own products in the past, we decided to purchase a Haas VF-2SS to bring production in house and control the quality of our products. We use high quality tooling, the most recent technologies, and keep our machines and equipment in pristine condition.

We have the perspective of the customer in mind with the work we do and have a passion for creating excellent parts that are in tolerance, with great surface finishes, on time. We are always ready for a new challenge. And as not everyone is a seasoned designer, we can help you get to that manufacturing-ready design! 

With Argon Prototypes expect quality parts at reasonable prices, delivered on-time.

Our Services

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Our equipment

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.

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Vapor honing technologies blasting cabinet
 

Vapour blasting is a finishing technique that we use on 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. In our cabinet, we exclusively use fine 120 mesh Saint-Gobain ceramic media which has similar properties to that of glass beads with the added benefits of increased density and toughness. Ceramic media outlasts glass by 30 to 1 leading to increased consistency of finish over time.

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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!

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Everlast POWERTIG 200

Our TIG welding machine helps us to create the fixtures, jigs and frames necessary to get the highest level of capability and flexibility out of our CNC machine. It's able to weld a variety of materials such as steel, chromoly, stainless steel, aluminum.

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