Cleaning & Deburring
High Precision & Finish
Milling & Turning
Milling & Turning
Sulfur free cutting fluids
To meet the needs of many of our customers with special applications, we use only sulfur free cutting fluids
Materials We Machine
All Types (6061 -T6, 7075 etc.)
Iron Epoxy, Kevlar, Noryl, etc.
Controlled Expansion Alloy
Kovar, Nickel 200 --Nickel 270 etc.
All Copper Alloys (Beryllium Copper / Be-Cu)
Nickel 200, Monel, Cu-Ni 715
Plastics & Polymers
Polycarbonate, Nylon, Teflon, Polyimide (Vespel®), Polysulfone, Lexan Ardel, Delrin, Acrylic, PVC, TPX DX845
All Types (Electronic Iron, Consumet Core Iron, Vacuum Melt Core Iron)
Polyimide machining (Vespel®) specialists
Minimatics was established in 1961 on the San Francisco Peninsula and from our earliest days we have provided custom precision machined parts to the aerospace community. In the late 1950's the San Francisco Bay Area's Aerospace Industries need for small parts machining expanded significantly, due to the NASA AMES Research R&D facilities adjacent to Moffett Naval Airfield and other Aerospace firms expanding into the surrounding area, which is now known as Silicon Valley.
In the subsequent 50+ years, the dramatic transformation of the San Francisco Peninsula into a worldwide center of innovation - Silicon Valley - has driven Minimatics to build the capabilities and expertise necessary to satisfy small parts manufacturing for high tech startups and Fortune 500 companies. Minimatics is an *ITAR registered machine shop possessing the requisite aerospace machining skill and experience to meet the most advanced needs of industry leaders.
Minimatics delivers custom precision machined aerospace parts on time, which meet the exacting standards of this highly technical 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 machine tight 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 competing high-tech machine shops are our people and our culture. Our production floor team has an average tenure of 15 years; they are journeymen craftsmen in their respective fields. Our skill matched with the correct equipment for the job allows us to accurately machine complex aerospace parts and prototypes with little waste thus reducing costs and turnaround time.
At Minimatics, we meet the unique requests of companies involved in military and commercial aerospace manufacturing. 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 independent auditors annually.
Minimatics is an *ITAR registered machine shop
ITAR (The International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is 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.