Quoting & Drawings


  • Quote per part


  • Flat drawings in .pdf format

  • Detailed piece; we would like solid models

  • Tolerances, surface finish, materiel etc. noted on drawing(s)

  • Below is a list of file formats that we’re able to work with. We ask to have both 3D model for CAM and the 2D prints to give us tolerancing.  We prefer to have both for quoting.   Occasionally the 3D model has the tolerancing included and we can use that alone.


  1. Native SolidWorks (.sldprt)

  2. Native Inventor (.ipt)

  3. Native Unigraphics/NX (.prt)

  4. Native Catia V5 (.catpart or .catproduct)

  5. Parasolid**** (.x_b or .x_t)  + 2D drawings

  6. Iges**** (.igs or .iges) + 2D drawings

  7. Step**** (.stp or .step) + 2D drawings

  8. Native ProE/Creo (.prt)

  9. Native Solid Edge (.prt)

  10. 2D formats (.dwg, .dxf, or .pdf)

  11. Not accepted: Mesh files (.stl, .obj, .off, .ply)


Formats with **** indicate that 2D drawings that include tolerancing, thread, and other information are required in addition as these neutral formats do not contain that information. Furthermore, even with native format files, unless the 3D models include PMI and/or tolerancing information within them, 2D prints with that information are required.


Emergency and Weekend Work

  • We try to accomodate where schedule will allow 


Part Size

  •  Our mills can work up to 40" in length and our largest lathe can handle about 12" diameter



  • Stainless steels, aluminum, castings, and many plastics

  • Steels--1018, 1045, 4140, A2. Stainless -- 303, 304, 316, 430.

  • Aluminum 6061-T6, 7075

  • Plastics -- Nylon 66, Delrin, Acrylic.  

  • Aluminum-Bronze 954


  • We usually are able to sign your confidentially or NDA papers


Finishes -- Heat Treat, Black Oxide, Anodize, Alodine, Paint

  • Small jobs in house

  • Powder coating is sent out

  • Minimum charge usually $100 to $200

Drawing Style Recommendations:  

  • One of the best things you can do is prevent the automatic tolerancing of your software from over specifying your fit requirements  

  • Dimension stacks: The machines all think from a common zero point. The more you can consistently reference a common corner or edge, the better the machining results will be 

  • If things must be parallel or perpendicular, please use indicators  

  • Surface finishes, please indicate your important surfaces

  • The Example Below presents some of the above concepts