Materials & Services

Services

  • Engineering
    Assistance

  • Finishing
    Cleaning & Deburring

  • Honing
    High Precision & Finish

  • Lapping

  • CNC
    Milling & Turning

  • Manual
    Milling & Turning

  • Screw Machines
    Turning

  • Sawing
    Material Preparation

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

A

Aluminum Alloys
All Types (6061 -T6, 7075 etc.)

C

Composites
Iron Epoxy, Kevlar, Noryl, etc.

C

Controlled Expansion Alloy
Kovar, Nickel 200 --Nickel 270 etc.

C

Copper Alloys
All Copper Alloys (Beryllium Copper / Be-Cu)

N

Nickel Alloys
Nickel 200, Monel, Cu-Ni 715

P

Plastics & Polymers
Polycarbonate, Nylon, Teflon, Polyimide (Vespel®), Polysulfone, Lexan Ardel, Delrin, Acrylic, PVC, TPX DX845

S

Specialty Alloys
All Types (Electronic Iron, Consumet Core Iron, Vacuum Melt Core Iron)

S

Steels
All

Polyimide machining (Vespel®) specialists

Aerospace Machining

Aerospace

Extensive Experience

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 Industry expanded significantly, due to the NASA AMES Research R&D facilities adjacent to Moffett Naval Airfield.

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 both 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.


Services


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.


Material Specialties


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.


Quality 


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.

Medical Prototypes & Production Parts

Medical

Silicon Valley medical and biomedical firms rely on


Minimatics to machine parts with complex geometries and tight
tolerances to their specifications. New products & technologies often require new
 approaches of working materials to more precise tolerances. We have extensive experience machining medical parts and working with medical prototypes.






Minimatics makes house calls

Call us -- discussions early in the project can save money and time
Your success is imperative to us. Minimatics will gladly assist your engineering staff to determine the machinability of your parts based on the materials and part configuration. Our goal is to make your parts as cost effective and efficient to manufacture as practical. Our machining engineer has over 40 years of experience in the machining industry with 10 years working directly with OEM medical companies.

Working closely with your engineers and R&D department is the basis of the manufacturing partnership that Minimatics builds with all its clients. We are happy to sign the required NDA's with your company.


Minimatics medical service

  • Medical Prototyping with quick turnaround. Come by and pick up
 your parts, or request delivery to your facility ASAP.
  • We have purchased machine tools with the sole purpose of
 machining medical device parts in the most economical way.
  • Your production runs from the small to the very large can be produced at our facility.
  • Your Proprietary information is safe with us. We routinely
 sign Non Disclosures with our customers.

Fiber-Optics & Communication Systems

Telecom

Founded in 1961 on the San Francisco-Bay Area Peninsula, Minimatics has extensive experience producing components for the communications industry dating back to the early origins of radar. In our 50 plus years of operation, our high precision machined parts can be found in communications systems ranging from fiber-optics to Doppler radar used in military and commercial products.

Regardless of your project's scope and size, Minimatics' performance will meet your industry's exacting standards on time and on budget. With a diverse customer base that spans startups to Fortune 500 corporations,. Minimatics knows the unique material and quality standards required by telecommunications industry leaders. We specialize in precision machining parts from low expansion alloys like Kovar, for metal to glass seals to commonly machined materials like stainless steels and copper alloys. Minimatics uses Sulfur Free cutting fluids in order to prevent contamination / "outgassing" in the final stages of part assembly.

Delivering an exceptional level of quality to our customers is paramount to Minimatics. Our manufacturing system conforms to ISO 9001:2008 standards and receives annual independent audits to re-certify its status. Minimatics is an ITAR registered machine shop. Minimatics will comply with the ITAR process on all ITAR designated projects in accordance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by U.S. State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.