Celebrate Earth Day 2019 With PRP

Happy Earth Day! How are you celebrating? PRP recognizes that we only have one Earth, so we try to do the best that we can to ensure the Earth stays healthy and happy. One of the most important things we do to limit our impact is that we recycle all of our spare and scrap aluminum that we don’t use during our machining process. Aluminum Recycling History Ever since WWII, recycling aluminum has been a common occurrence. Then it was used to melt down spare aluminum to repair or create an array of items, including aircrafts, automobiles, bicycles, boats, computers,

Automobile Industry Innovators Part 2

Automobile Industry Innovators Richard Arbib 1917 - 1995 Arbib was an American industrial designer. He went to Pratt Institute in 1939 and then he worked as a designer for the Henney Motor Co working on car bodies such as ambulances, hearses and limos. He designed multiple cars that were inspired by what he thought cars would look like in the future. In addition to the cars he designed he also created asymmetrical cases for the Hamilton electric watches in the 1950s.   David Ash Died 1991 David Ash was an automotive stylist who worked in multiple studios including Lincoln, Continental,

Automobile Industry Innovators

Automobile Industry Innovators Dick Megugorac 1928 - 2016 “Magoo builds really bitchin’ ‘29s” - Tom Medley Dick Megugorac, known as Magoo, was an American land speed racer and customizer. He opened a slot car customizer shop in the 1960s where he built some of the most prominent hot rods known at the time. Many of his custom cars and projects were featured in major magazines and many high profile racers would go to him to build their custom cars.   Bill Mitchell 1912 - 1988 Bill Mitchell was an American automobile designer who started with General Motors in 1935. Mitchell

The History of Automobile Racing

Join us here at PRP for a walk through the history of how automobile racing became so popular. In 1886 German engineer Karl Benz patented the Benz Motorwagen. It wasn’t until the 20th century that cars became widely available across the world though. In America, one of the first accessible cars to the masses was the 1908 Model T by Ford. Cars were adopted very quickly in America and replaced animal drawn carriages, which is why in most places in America the infrastructure is suited towards car-sized vehicles. It took longer for those in Europe to adopt cars, which is

What is Anodizing?

What exactly is anodizing? Anodizing is what we do to our parts after we machine them. So what exactly is it? According to anodizing.org, "Anodizing is an electro-chemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized. The anodic oxide structure originates from the aluminum substrate and is composed entirely of aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum substrate, so

Fun Facts about the Liberty Bell

We are based in Philadelphia, home of some major history points in the United States of America. Besides having Philadelphia in the name of both of our companies; we have the liberty bell in both of our logos. And recently we have added a picture of the Liberty bell in Independence Hall to the wall of our office. For me personally my family has been in Philadelphia for generations and because of this my mother always made it a point during the summers when my siblings and I were little to take us to historical places of Philadelphia. I remember


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