Company History

L.A. Gauge was founded in 1954 as a precision gauge manufacturer. It soon expanded into gauge tolerance production parts, exotic metal and ceramic parts. In 1968, we designed and constructed our current primary 30,000+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility that includes environmental controls for ultra precision measurement and handling of exotic metals. In 2007, we expanded our capabilities by adding a metal optics polishing department.

L.A. Gauge’s plant was designed specifically for handling Beryllium and other exotic materials. The facility has a working Metrology Laboratory with temperature and humidity controls, and a Class 100 Laminar Flow Clean Room for LOX cleaning, assembly and packaging solutions.

Now celebrating over 55 years of operation, L.A. Gauge is an innovator in lean manufacturing practices and is the one-stop-shop for the tightest machining requirements of America’s leading aerospace firms.

Company Background

Located in Sun Valley, CA (next to Hollywood Burbank Airport)
Founded in 1954 as a precision gauge manufacturer
Purchased by current management in 2007
Currently 75 employees
AS9100 Rev D certified
Forty CNC mills and lathes; six 5-axis mills
Two Zeiss CMMs for precision inspection – installing a 3rd CMM
Three Lapmaster planetary polishers for metal optics polishing