Proto Manufacturing

Proto Manufacturing - Residual Stress and Retained Austenite Measurement Services and X-ray Diffraction Measurement Systems. ISO 17025 and ITAR registered laboratory.12350 Universal Drive
Taylor, Michigan 48180
Phone: 1 (313) 965-2900
Fax: 1 (734) 946-0974
Contact: Robert Drake, Sales Manager


Since its founding in 1967, PROTO Manufacturing has been involved in the development of instrumentation for the characterization of materials. Our product line includes x-ray diffraction residual stress & retained austenite measurement systems, powder diffractometers, Laue single crystal orientation systems, x-ray tubes and custom equipment. For over 30 years we have been providing solutions for laboratory, factory and field environments. Measurement services are also available through ISO 17025 laboratories in the United States, Canada and Japan.

Residual Stress & Retained Austenite

We offer an extensive range of residual stress XRD products to ensure that the most suitable equipment is available for your measurement needs. Choose from our high-speed LXRD Laboratory Systems, flexible iXRD Portable Systems or our handheld mXRD Ultra Portable system.

Powder Diffraction

The new Proto AXRD Benchtop powder diffraction system provides a low cost alternative for powder diffraction. This compact, easy to maintain system is ideal for Phase Identification, Quantitative Analysis or Structure Analysis. The AXRD brings you years of convenience and value for even the most demanding x-ray diffraction material investigation.

Laue Single Crystal Orientation

We have a range of options for orienting single crystals. Our cost effective LAUE COS system is ideal for orienting and cutting crystals in R&D laboratories. Alternatively, our high-speed LAUE HT system is designed for production-level inspection environments such as single crystal turbine casting facilities.

X-Ray Tubes

We manufacture a wide selection of standard x-ray tubes. Our x-ray tube fabrication facility can also do custom designs for XRD, XRF or imaging.

Measurement Services

Trust your x-ray diffraction measurement needs to our highly skilled and knowledgeable team. Our ISO 17025 laboratories have the highest quality standards and procedures. With over 20 dedicated XRD systems we can accommodate your laboratory and field measurement needs, with fast, accurate and efficient service.