Richard Domaleczny, President and Founder
The year was 2006. Richard Domaleczny, a dual bachelor’s degree holder in physics and engineering, was an Applications Engineer and distributor of large-scale metrology equipment. Richard’s work revolved around providing turnkey solutions that supported various coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and multi-sensor system brands. Due to his experience with these systems, he noticed that these sophisticated tools lacked a custom CMM fixture—the holding component that secures the workpiece in its position for quality control inspections. Without a custom fixture, the ROI of production declines as smooth operation and quick transition from part to part reduces, thereby increasing the requirement for skilled labor.
With the zeal to address this situation and develop custom fixtures for CMMs and vision systems, Richard joined forces with his brother Peter Domaleczny, a bachelor of computer science. Richard’s rich background in the science of measurement and precision manufacturing, combined with Peter’s expertise in programming, brought forthPrymeTech, a leading manufacturer of computer numerical control (CNC) machined components and sophisticated metrology fixturing solutions. Later in 2010, PrymeTech branded its metrology and fixturing line as PrymeFix.
Today, PrymeTech has earned the badge of a market leader in the arena of precision manufacturing due to its expansive range of services. What gives PrymeTech an edge over its competitors is its concept-to-end product portfolio. The combination of innovative design solutions with state-of-the-art machining technologies provides PrymeTech’s customers with top quality and precise CNC machined parts. The credit of such a comprehensive solution goes to the company’s experienced engineers who are not only expert fixture designers but also skilled and capable of programming a CMM. To help hone their skills even further, PrymeTech trains all their new hires, and even existing engineers. It helps them become proficient in programming a CMM and also enhancing their abilities to understand customer expectations.
Recently, PrymeTech added 3D printing to its service portfolio. PrymeTech partnered with RIZE, a next-generation additive manufacturing company, to distribute their 3D printers. With this 3D printing technology, engineers can creatively design, manufacture, and print custom fixtures quickly. “We’ve opened the door for engineers to get creative using a 3D printer,” remarks Peter Domaleczny, the co-president of PrymeTech. Further, PrymeTech is also an authorized distributor of Zeiss, a leading manufacturer of optical systems and industrial measurement technology. The collaboration allows them to sell equipment, such as a CMM systems, vision systems, lasers, and scanners. This collaboration also enables PrymeTech to develop and test fixtures in-house and write a CMM program for the customer’s as the machine gets delivered.
PrymeTech has earned the badge of a market leader in the arena of precision manufacturing due to its expansive range of services
With the partnership between PrymeTech and Zeiss, therefore, the customers don’t have to buy from multiple vendors. “Together, our goal is to improve our customer’s labs and help them automate their inspection process all from one source,” says Richard.
Today, several industries spanning packing, railroad, automotive, healthcare, and aerospace industries are benefitting from PrymeTech’s comprehensive set of offerings. Especially in terms of the healthcare industry, PrymeTech has helped injection molding companies to provide gang up fixturing solutions related to medical device components, pipettes, and pillboxes.
As a testament to PrymeTech’s capabilities, Richard shares a story, where a client with four CMMs and a handful of programmers took on a project with 12 part numbers. Overwhelmed by the task, the small team of the client was struggling to develop their quality process and maintain dimensional competency on critical features. When PrymeTech came into the picture, it manufactured fixturing for the first two numbers and delivered them successfully. Soon after this, the client approached PrymeTech again with a request for repeatability testing programming on the fixtures (GR&Rs). PrymeTech deployed its expert engineers and allowed the client to perform repeatability testing at PrymeTech’s facility. “And I would say that was a huge success for them because they were able to do that all under one roof with one context, versus buying the fixture from us and then using another service provider to do their programming,” underscores Richard.
Even PrymeTech gained from this partnership as their engineers developing the repeatability testing program realized that PrymeTech’s fixture manufacturing could be improved further. The engineers leveraged their programming skills to upgrade the fixture solution. However, the improvements don’t stop here. The company soon remodeled and expanded its metrology lab by 1,000sq feet and brought in a new line of equipment such as Zeiss COMET L3D 2 scanner and Zeiss O-SELECT, enabling quick measurement and first-rate accuracy.
Another recent milestone for the company is the development and finalization of their new showroom, which also doubles as a live lab. These innovative additions have helped PrymeTech position itself as a frontrunner in the precision manufacturing industry over the years, and now, the company is poised to grow its operations further. This laser-focus commitment toward growth is also evident in PrymeTech’s undeterred momentum, even during the ongoing pandemic. Being a small team of 14 experts, PrymeTech is continuing its operations under essential business category to support its existing clientele. And moving forward, the company wants to focus on the distributor/fixture portion of the business and grow. “We have all the tools for progress, and our people are our conduit for success,” concludes Richard.