• Hi-Temp & High-Nickel Alloys
• Castings & Forgings
• Exotic Metals
• Plastics & Carbon Fiber
• Close-Tolerance Machining
• Complex Contours
• Full 5-Axis Machining
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Focus on Quality at Bob Lewis Machine Company
Quality has been the top priority since Bob Lewis machined his first part in 1975. Since then, many things have changed at Bob Lewis Machine Company but one remains throughout the years: Their total commitment to top-quality precision machining. Bob Lewis knew that the secret to long-term success in the contract machining industry is reliability, and the key to reliability is quality.
Today, Jeff Lewis continues the tradition of total quality throughout the entire organization from material ordering to final inspection and shipment. Every aspect of the manufacturing process at Bob Lewis Machine Company is carefully controlled with the goal of 100% quality and on-time delivery. At Bob Lewis Machine Company, focus on quality is not just a phrase … it is a tradition.
“We take on the tough jobs that no one else wants to do.”
The Bob Lewis Machine Story
Bob Lewis started his company in 1975 in his garage in Torrance, California. With a Bridgeport Mill, a Chucker and three drill presses, Bob got his big break with a supplier approval from AirResearch. He then moved Bob Lewis Machine Company into its own 5,000-square-foot building in 1980 and began to build his company into a modern manufacturing powerhouse.
For the next several years, Bob Lewis Machine Company acquired new customers and focused on quality and customer service. More equipment was added, including CNC machines, to keep up with the growing customer base and demand for high-quality, precision-machined parts. From the very beginning, Bob Lewis Machine Company has focused on quality and reliability, building a reputation for excellence in the contract machining industry.
“We’ve built a reputation for excellence in the contract machining industry.”
In 1986, Bob Lewis Machine Company moved into its present facility in Gardena, California. In a new, 10,000-square-foot modern manufacturing facility, Bob Lewis Machine Company continued to grow and prosper. The next twenty-two years saw many positive changes at the company. A comprehensive CNC programming department was added to support the growing number of CNC machining centers. Wire EDM, grinding and complete assembly capabilities came on line to support customer requirements. During this time, Bob Lewis Machine Company came to be known as the company that likes a challenge. “We take on work that others will not do,” explains Jeff Lewis, vice-president. “Our unique capabilities give Bob Lewis Machine Company the edge when it comes to complex and tough-to-machine parts and assemblies. And we always come through for our customers.”
Jim Shiffert began working at Bob Lewis Machine Company in 1983. Jeff Lewis came on board in 1991 after four years of college and a year off to work on a fishing boat. Both Jim and Jeff moved up in the company from the shop floor, learning every aspect of the contract manufacturing business along the way. In early 2001, when Jim and Jeff took up the reins of day-to-day management, Bob Lewis retired from the company he founded twenty-five years earlier.
The future at Bob Lewis Machine Company is bright. “We are building on a solid foundation of more than forty years of quality precision machining,” says Jeff Lewis. “Bob Lewis Machine Company will maintain its tradition of high-quality, precision machining while we will continue to evolve from the traditional machine shop into an ultra-modern, full-service manufacturing facility for the commercial and aerospace industries.” Discover what many major aerospace companies already know — Bob Lewis Machine Company is your best source for top-quality, precision manufacturing in the 21st century.
“Bob Lewis Machine is a Certified Minority Supplier.”
AS9100D & ISO 9001:2015 Certified
“We offer close-tolerance machining on a wide variety of materials.”
What’s New at Bob Lewis Machine
Bob Lewis Machine in Modern Machine Shop Magazine
Bob Lewis Machine is the subject of an article in Modern Machine Shop magazine entitled “CNC Programming Software Maximizes Five-Axis Capability.” The May, 2013, article describes the benefits of our two 5-axis CNC machining centers working in concert with our new CNC programming software including: reduced programming, set-up and cycle times; more efficient use of customer-furnished digital data sets and; a sixty-percent reduction in delivery times.
Bob Lewis Machine is proud to be on the cutting edge of modern machining technology. Our continuing investment in the latest machine tools and software keeps us competitive and saves you time and money. Contact us to learn more about the hi-tech machining environment at Bob Lewis Machine.
You can read the entire article online at MMSOnline.com.