The Prototrak system

Nigel Atherton (Nigel Atherton is Managing Director of XYZ Machine Tools Ltd, Willand, Devon, UK)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 August 1997


Automation first made an impact in the automotive and other mass production markets. This was followed by developments such as computer numerical control that introduced automation to small and medium batch sizes. Until recently, the one‐off and very small batch sizes encountered in toolrooms and prototype production remained the domain of manual machine tools. Describes the Prototrak system which was developed to address this market.



Atherton, N. (1997), "The Prototrak system", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 69 No. 4, pp. 363-365.

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