Advanced Machining CNC

AS9100D Certified

215 Forbes Ave Salisbury NC 28147 (near Charlotte)

Phone: 704-633-8157  |  Fax: 704-633-8168



Precision Machining

Advanced Machining utilizes best of class machining and measuring equipment to produce tooling, prototypes, and production parts. We serve leading OEM customers in a variety of demanding industries such as aerospace & defense, telecommunications, power generationmedical, research, automotive and others. We have experience with a wide range of quantities and material types, including high performance and exotic materials. Our staff has many years of experience and a high level of technical competency.

Products and services include:

  • Prototype components – military, aerospace and commercial
  • Production manufacturing – automated machining with pallet changing
  • Dies – stamping, forming, compacting, extrusion, fine blanking
  • Hard die milling – up to 65 Rc
  • Mold cavities and cores – plastic die-cast, compression
  • EDM electrodes & special cutting tools
  • Inspection services & reverse engineering

Summary of Process Capabilities & Equipment (PDF)



  • Automated 3 to 5-axis machining centers with spindle speeds up to 42,000 RPM
  • Laser tool measurement with robotic work loading
  • Axis travels up to 40” x 26”
  • Capable of complex 3D geometry to close tolerances and superfine finishes.
  • Materials: All steel alloys, fully hardened steels, high-nickel alloys, titanium, aluminum, ultra-hard ceramic composites, non-ferrous alloys, and polymers.

5-Axis Machining Technical Article (PDF)


  • Automated, high accuracy, Swiss-built 5-axis Wire EDM systems with travels up to 20” x 14” x 16.5” thickness
  • Automated 4-axis Sinker EDM systems capable of helical geometry and fine finishes
  • Materials: Any conductive material including steels, carbide, nickel alloys, and refractory metals

EDM Technical Article (PDF)


  • Up to 10” diameter
  • Highly precise hard turning capability


  • Twin spindles + Y-axis
  • 31.2″ Z-axis
  • 18.1″ maximum diameter
  • 10,000 RPM milling tools
  • 3.1″ thru bore and automatic bar feeder

Mill/Turn Technical Article (PDF)

Special Processes:

  • We have an extensive base of approved suppliers for materials, heat treatment, welding, plating, coatings and testing.


Advanced Machining utilizes Mastercam 3D solid modeling and CAM programming for CNC milling, turning and EDM processes. We commonly receive part drawings in the following formats: IGES, DXF, ParaSOLIDS, VDA, STEP, DWG and SAT, but can accommodate other formats as needed. We also utilize Spaceclaim Engineer to support 3D modeling.

Quality Assurance

Advanced Machining is AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 certified. Documentation management is supported by ShopTech E2 enterprise software. Our gage blocks, surface plates and instruments are calibrated and traceable, per ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

Inspection systems include:

Zeiss Contura Aktiv

  • Measuring range 39.4″ x 47.3″ x 23.7″
  • VAST XTR Probe with active scanning
  • Scanning speed 5″/second
  • Automatic probe changing
  • Temperature-controlled environment

Zeiss CMM 550 ST

  • Fully CNC controlled and networked
  • Zeiss ST 3D dynamic touch probe (with fully automatic probe changing)
  • 0.00008″ linear accuracy / 0.000022” volumetric accuracy
  • Temperature-controlled environment
  • Calypso & Holos measurement software supports 2D and 3D measurement

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