Minimatics was established in 1961 to meet the growing demand for high-quality, precision machined components from the burgeoning aerospace industry on the San Francisco Peninsula that developed after 'Air Base Sunnyvale' (Moffett Field) served as the west coast center for Naval R&D during WWII.
In the subsequent 50 plus years, the dramatic transformation of the Peninsula into a worldwide center of innovation - Silicon Valley -- drove Minimatics to build the capabilities and expertise necessary to satisfy both high tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. Minimatics is an ITAR...registered machine shop capable of meeting the most advanced needs of the aerospace industry.
Minimatics tirelessly strives to deliver superior precision machined parts on time and on budget that meet the exacting standards of the aerospace industry.
Our production facility features state-of-the-art precision CNC milling and turning equipment as well as dedicated honing, lapping and deburring departments that allow us to deal with tolerances that are 1/30 of a human hair (.00005).
While anyone can purchase equipment and call themselves a machine shop, what distinguishes Minimatics from our competitors is our people and our culture. Our production floor team has an average tenure of 15 years and they are experts in their respective fields. This level of dedication allows us to accurately machine complex parts and prototypes with little waste thus reducing costs and turnaround time.
From prototype to production, our staff also provides comprehensive and responsive engineering support to alleviate customer concerns and guarantee the quickest possible delivery. Our daily execution of lean manufacturing systems maximizes our productivity and customer satisfaction. The 5-S lean manufacturing program streamlines and standardizes our daily business routines across both our production floor and office. We also have applied Toyota's concept of "the seven wastes" to maximize our efficiency and effectiveness.
At Minimatics, we meet the unique requests of companies involved in military and commercial aerospace applications. We only use sulfur free cutting fluids and we specialize in precision machining exotic materials such as: Invar, Kovar, Beryllium Copper, Cupronickel, Stainless all grades, Aluminum alloys, Polyimide (Vespel), Polymers and more. Click here for a full list on materials page.
As aerospace manufacturing in the 21st century becomes progressively more specialized and precise, Minimatics maintains an exceptional level of quality.
Our employees' longstanding commitment to our company allows them to embrace and nurture the culture of quality that defines Minimatics.
Minimatics is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Our manufacturing system adheres to ISO 9001:2008 standards and is re-certified by outside auditors annually.
Reflecting our customers' changing requirements, Minimatics became an ITAR registered machine shop under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) program administered by U.S. State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. A rigorous training and monitoring program ensures that we strictly conform to the State Department requirements.