Aluminum to Titanium
Exotic & High-Temp Metals
Flexible On-Demand Deliveries
Full CAD/CAM Capabiliites
Full 5-Axis Machining
More About Ames Machine
Over the years, Ames Machine has worked hard to remain at the cutting edge of customer service technology. In the 21st century, this means a partnership with our customers like never before, including long-term agreements, Internet-based forecasting capabilities, flexible “on-demand” shipments, and more. “In today’s marketplace, a successful contract manufacturer is an extension of the customer’s enterprise,” explains Mike Ames, president. “With electronic data interchange (EDI) forecasting capabilities linked to our in-house MRP system, our cell-based manufacturing floor is set up to ship-on-demand for over 1,500 part numbers on long-term agreements with our customers.”
Our commitment to a flexible, cost-effective manufacturing environment at Ames Machine defines a whole new level of customer service. Let us show you how to get exactly what you want, precisely when you want it, at very competitive prices.
Ames Machine meets your flexible delivery requirements with on-time quality using cell-based manufacturing techniques. Our manufacturing floor is designed for quick set-up/first-article to get your job moving fast. We use multiple CNC machines to streamline your workflow through the manufacturing process with constant quality checks at each operation. Ames Machine is designed for rapid and accurate response to your design and delivery changes in order to keep your operation on track and on schedule. We operate as an extension of your own enterprise with our state-of-the-art job tracking system, with a consistent and timely flow of information back to you.
We’ve invested a great deal of time and resources to keep you “in the loop.” Trust Ames Machine to deliver top-quality, on time, every time.
Ralph Ames started machining parts and assemblies at the beginning of World War II. Since that time, the technology for shaping metal into precision parts has changed tremendously, but old-fashioned, hands-on machining know-how remains a crucial element in running a successful manufacturing enterprise. Our precision machining experience is measured in decades and, when combined with our expertise in manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and design capabilities, makes Ames Machine your one-stop-shop from concept to delivery.
Our wide-range of machining capabilities and experience means on-time deliveries and extraordinary cost savings for all of your precision machining and assembly requirements. Put decades of experience to work for you with Ames Machine.
Precision machining is a knowledge-based industry. At Ames Machine, hard-won precision machining knowledge and expertise is passed from generation to generation, employee to employee. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees, some with over thirty years of service to the company. Your parts and assemblies are manufactured at Ames Machine by a committed team of craftsmen and professionals with one goal in mind: your complete satisfaction with our products and our service.
We know that in today’s competitive business environment there is no place for second best. That is why every member of the Ames Machine team is dedicated to continuous improvement and continuing education. Put our team to work for you.
“Ames has the machining capacity you need, when you need it.”
The Ames Machine Story
Ralph Ames founded Ralph E. Ames Machine Works, Inc., in Westchester, California, in 1942. In those days there was no such thing as a “Vision Statement.” There was, however, a simple principle that guided Ralph in his fledgling enterprise: “To provide the quality and reliability that is essential for success in the growing aerospace industry.”
“To provide the quality and reliability that is essential for success in the aerospace industry.”
– Ralph E. Ames, Founder
Today, over seventy-five years later, that same dedication to quality and integrity is more relevant than ever and guides the third generation of Ames’ at Ames Machine. “With 45,000 square feet and 41 state-of-the-art CNC machines, Ames Machine is a top-rated supplier to many major manufacturing firms in the U.S. In fact, we have parts on every commercial and business jet on earth, and on every F16 and F18 fighter jet.” says Mike Ames, president. “Our dedication to our customers is evidenced by our 98% on-time delivery record and our 99.6% overall quality acceptance rating.” Our modern facilities and excellent ratings are a large part of our total commitment to quality and customer service at Ames Machine.
Ames Machine ships tens of thousands of precision-machined parts and assemblies each year using an advanced, internal MRP system to track the workflow through the cell-based manufacturing floor. In addition, Ames Machine uses an EDI system linked to our customers’ internal data to forecast requirements and schedule our workload. This advanced capability allows Ames Machine to provide multiple deliveries at the lowest possible cost for our long-term customer requirements.
Ames Machine continues to grow through our commitment to precision manufacturing technology, and our dedication to the quality and reliability that builds long-term relationships with our customers. Ralph Ames would be proud of his company today, and of the spirit that still guides it: “Providing the quality and reliability that is essential for success.”
“Over 75 Years of Machining Excellence.”
AS9100D & ISO 9001:2015 Compliant
“We offer close-tolerance machining on a wide variety of materials.”
What’s New at Ames Machine
Boeing 777-X Airliner
Boeing 777X Airliner
The Boeing 777X builds on the success of the 777 and 787 airliners and will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine passenger jet in the world; unmatched in every aspect of performance when the first planes are delivered in 2019. Among other features of the 777X are new, composite wings with folding wingtips that add 23 feet to the wingspan to maximize fuel efficiency during flight. The 777-9 version has seating for up to 425 passengers and a range of 7,600 nautical miles. The advanced technologies and manufacturing techniques used for the 777X require the highest levels of precision, performance and quality from the world-wide supply chain.
Ames Machine is definitely up to the task with our outstanding reputation for quality and reliability in flight-critical precision machined parts and assemblies. The Boeing 777X is defining the future of commercial aviation, and Ames Machine is proud to be part of the team producing this ground-breaking new airplane.