Aspen Machining and Molding, Inc. was started in 1998 by William and Charlie Everitt, who started learning machining at the young ages of 10 and 6, taught by their father Chuck Everitt, who was employed in the injection molding industry for nearly 30 years. The company’s first jobs were building specialty fixtures for the plastic injection molding industry using manual equipment. Initially the business was run from a garage using mostly manual machines. On January 1, 1999, Aspen Machining and Molding moved into its current location in Lafayette, CO and began acquiring more modern and sophisticated machine tools and injection molding equipment.
The original business plan was to do machining, mold making, and plastic injection molding. In the 1990’s, the mold making and injection molding industry began to shift from a once booming industry along the front range, to an industry, that by the early 2000’s was primarily outsourced overseas. In 2005, the decision was made to stop pursuing the struggling injection molding market, and focus strictly on machining. By 2006, Aspen Machining and Molding, Inc., had become Aspen Machining, and the business began to focus on the Aerospace and ceramics industries.
In 2008, Aspen Machining realized the need for a robust Quality Management System in order to compete in the Aerospace machining industry. Although in the midst of one of the worst economic downturns in modern times, the company invested heavily in Quality and became ISO9001 / AS9100 certified. By 2010, the economy began to recover, and Aspen Machining began to flourish.
Today, Aspen Machining has a wide variety of machining equipment ranging from “old school” toolroom equipment to state-of-the-art 5-axis high speed machining centers. In addition to the usual mills and lathes that you would find in a typical machine shop, we have broadened our scope to include precision grinding and EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) that allow us to serve a much larger customer base. Our full service machining capabilities includes CNC and Conventional Milling, Turning, Grinding, Wire and Die Sink EDM.
We are able to produce parts with features that other shops cannot achieve with traditional machining such as ultra-precise flatness and parallelism, thin flexures, and parts from advanced materials such as tungsten carbide. Utilization of modern scheduling and CAD/CAM software makes it possible for our staff to produce the highest quality of parts while maintaining the highest level of efficiency and conformability. Our blend of “old school” techniques and “cutting edge” technology make for an extremely effective combination.
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