Ultra Precision Machining for Beryllium, Titanium, Aluminum, Steel, and other Exotic Metals

Serving the Aerospace, Energy, and Commercial Industries since 1954

Precision Machining

As the top producer of Aluminum Beryllium (ALBeMet@) components in the world for aerospace, defense, optics, and nuclear industries, we provide our customers with a one-stop shop for precision machining. With precision computer numerical control, along with stringent controls of our state-of-the-art equipment, like outside diameter and inside diameter grinders; we avoid part stress and micro-cracking. We demand the highest degree of accuracy, as with our jig grinders and borers, in order to produce the highest quality components in today’s industry.

Our capabilities include:

  • CNC 4 and 5 Axis Milling
  • CNC Turning
  • Electron Discharge Machining (EDM)
  • O.D. and I.D. Grinding
  • Jig Grinding
  • CNC Jig Boring
  • M 3.5 (Class 100) Clean Room
  • Temperature Controlled Metrology Lab
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Manufacturing Engineering

Part of our one-stop-shop service is to assist our customers with design and cost engineering support. To that end, we use the latest and best engineering software, like Mastercam’s comprehensive set of predefined tool paths, and computer-aided manufacturing or CAM, the latest’s in machine tool control technology. Our detailed planning procedures allow our manufacturing engineers to determine the most cost-effective approach to produce the highest quality products to meet each of our client’s individual requirements.

  • In-house Software Includes:
  • MasterCAM
  • Solidworks
  • AutoCAD
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ashlar Vellum 3D Software
  • DNC Interface to CNC Machines
  • IGES and Step File Data Compatibility
  • Shop Travelers & Job Cost based on custom, fully integrated, accounting-shop MRP software

Metal Optics Processing

L.A. Gauge provides the finest finishing possible to all substrates it manufactures. Using planetary polishing processes and utilizing interferometric testing in a controlled environment, the expert opticians at L.A. Gauge produce extremely flat and smooth surfaces on a wide variety of geometrical shapes and sizes. Whether for in-house designs or customer-supplied specifications, prototype or production quantities, L.A. Gauge's metal optics polishing capabilities are second to none.

The L.A. Gauge optics laboratory traditionally manufactures metal optic mirrors to demanding flatness tolerances of a 1/10 wave over a 10 inch diameter face and a surface finish to 20-10 standard.

Contact Us

LA Gauge Company
7440 San Fernando Road
Sun Valley, CA 91352
Telephone 818.767.7193
Fax 818.767.4946