Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Ames Machine been in business?

Ames Machine was founded in 1942 by Ralph E. Ames and has been in continuous operation, under family ownership, ever since.


Where is Ames Machine located?

Ames Machine is located at 2301 Dominguez Way, Torrance, CA 90501, approximately 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.


How large is Ames Machine’s manufacturing facility?

Ames Machine is located in 45,000-square-feet of modern manufacturing space.


Is Ames Machine compliant with AS9100 and ISO 9001?

Yes. Ames Machine is compliant with AS9100 Rev D and ISO 9001:2015.


Does Ames Machine have a quality assurance manual?

Yes. Ames Machine maintains a comprehensive quality assurance manual. A copy of our Q.A. manual is available to qualified personnel upon request.


Does Ames Machine support Long-Term Purchasing Agreements and Just-In-Time delivery requirements?

Yes, we are experienced with JIT shipments in conjunction with our inventory services for long-term agreements. Contact us to learn more about our contract and delivery options.


Does Ames Machine offer 5-axis machining capabilities?

Yes. Ames Machine offers complete 5-axis machining using the latest in CNC machine tool technology.


Can Ames Machine receive and process CAD files?

Yes. Ames Machine uses an advanced CAD/CAM system to receive and interpret your digital datasets in all standard file formats.


Does Ames Machine have EDI capability?

Yes. Ames Machine has full EDI capabilities.


Does Ames Machine offer manufacturing advice during the design phase of a project?

Yes. We frequently work with customers during the design phase of a new project, and we are able to offer a wealth of manufacturing expertise in order to “design in” the manufacturability of components and assemblies.


Who do I contact to find out about doing business with Ames Machine?

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us today at (310) 320-2637 or email us us to find out what more than seventy years of precision machining knowledge and experience can do for you.


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