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We Raise The Bar on Precision Machining


CNC Milling has several advantages over other manufacturing processes. It is cost effective for short runs. Complex shapes and high dimensional tolerances are possible. Smooth finishes can be achieved. CNC milling can produce almost any 2D or 3D shape provided that the rotating cutting tools can reach the material to be removed. Examples of parts include engine components, mold tooling, complex mechanisms, enclosures, etc.

Looking something like a drill press, a milling machine uses a cutting tool that moves in all three dimensions, removing material to achieve the desired part shape. The cutting tool usually rotates about an axis that is perpendicular to the table that holds the material to be cut. A cutting tool protrudes down from a rotating spindle. A block of material is placed on a moving table below the cutter. While the cutting tool turns, a computer controls the vertical (Z axis) motion of the cutter and the horizontal (X and Y axis) motion of the block of material. The cutter is guided to move through the material, removing portions to create shapes. Additionally, the material can be turned to various orientations in the middle of the process and cutting tools of various shapes can be used.

Ideal Industries understands that you need your parts fast. Our size, experience, and urgency make sure that you’ll get your parts quickly. Many companies looking for a machine shop in Minnesota trust us thanks to our quick turnaround and quality products.


If you need CNC turning, we are one of the most capable and affordable sources and we can get the job done right. We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.

CNC turning provides an economical way to make parts that are commonly symmetrical about an axis of revolution. CNC turning produces parts by “turning” rod material and feeding a cutting tool into the turning material. On a lathe the material to be cut rotates while a cutter is fed into the rotating workpiece. The cutter can be fed at a variety of angles and many tool shapes can be used.


While CNC milling and CNC turning is typically the preferred manufacturing method for most small, medium and large production requirements, manual milling and turning remains an effective method for the production of prototypes, 1-off components and new products for development and test.

In addition to our comprehensive suite of CNC mills and lathes, Ideal Industries has a wide range of manual mills and lathes, which are operated by our team of highly experienced machinists. We are able to produce new or modified components extremely quickly, which is often essential for the rapid development and test of new components.

Our team often utilises manual milling and turning to manufacture prototype parts during the development of new products for clients. This allows rapid product development in much quicker timeframes than could be achieved with separate design and manufacturing locations.


Ideal Industries continually invests in the latest testing & inspection equipment to ensure our machining capabilities are suitable for all types of precision engineering requirements. We take testing and inspection seriously.

At Ideal Industries we understand that ensuring the accuracy of the components we produce is often critical for the application in which they will be used. All of our machining centers feature precision measuring equipment to allow components to be inspected at every stage of manufacture.

All of our inspection equipment is regularly certified and traceable to the Bureau of National Standards. This includes both of our CMM Measuring Machines, Comparators, Surface Measuring equipment, Hardness testing equipment and all necessary gauges.

Cad/cam Software

Our CNC machining center  utilizes SolidWorks, Mastercam, or BobCAD-CAM  software for all part production. This ensures that dimensional accuracy and tight tolerances are maintained, and allows for perfect repeatability from the first piece to the last, no matter what quantities you need.


At Ideal Industries we service a wide variety of industries. Medical, aerospace, agricultural, communications and computer to name a few.

Whether you have the need for prototype, short run or production runs you can be confident that our highly skilled staff and state of the art equipment will produce precision and quality in every part that we make for you.

At Ideal Industries, quality and customer service go hand and hand and we make it our number one priority. Below is a list of machinery that gives us the capability to perform at the highest of quality.

1Mori Seki MV-40, 30" X 17" X 18"
1Mori Seki M300L, 63" x 19" x 18"
1 Mori Seki MV 35/35, 15" x 20" x 20" W/SMW Pallet Changers
1 Mori Seki SV-500/50, 32" x 20" x 20" W/Automatic Pallet Changers
1Brothers TC-22B / 26" x 18" X 16" (16K RPM Spindles)
2Brothers TC-227, 17" X 12" x 9" (12K RPM Spindles)
1Smart SM1165, 12" x 48" x 24" Thru spindle coolant (12K RPM Spindles)
1 Kira KN-40V5, 55" x 14" X 18"
1Kira VTC-40s, 27” x 16” x 18”
1Dyna Myte DM 4800, Mitsubishi Control, 24 Tool
1Matsuura MC-710, 25 Tool, Yasnac Control
1Hurco VMX24, 24" x 20" x 24"
1Hurco VMX24, 24" x 20" x 24"
`1 KIA VA-40, 28" X 16" x 18"
1Bridgeport Vertical EZ-Trac CNC Mill
1Daewoo DHC 400, Cat-40, 40 Tool, 2 Pallet shuttle System, 1 Deg. Index W/Thru Spindle Coolant
1Compumill HMC 410, Cat-40, 40 Tool, 2 pallet shuttle System, l Deg. Index W/Thru Spindle Coolant.
2Doosan Lynx 220LSYC
Sub Spindle, 20 HP High Torque, 10" X 16"
Sub Spindle 10" x 10" Full Y-Axis Milling Capability (Live Tooling)
With LNS Alpha Automatic Bar Stock Loaders
1Okuma LC-20 ISC, 20 HP, 12" x 36" / Tail Stock
1Okuma Cadet, 10 HP, 8" X 15" With High-Speed Hydraulic Bar Feeder
1Hwacheon HI-ECO 31A, 20 HP, 10" X 26"
1HAAS TL Sub Spindle, 20 HP, 9” x 18" / Sub Spindle 10" x 10"
1Takisawa TC20,8" Chuck, 8 Tool Turret/Tail Stock
2Daewoo Puma 240A, 20 HP, 8" x 36" / Tail Stock
1Clausing Metosa CNC Lathe
7Bridgeport Vertical Mills
1Acer EVS-6VK Vertical Mill
2Kent KTM 3Vs Knee Mill, 3HP, Variable Speed Head, Power Feed
1Summit Engine Lathe, 10 HP, 20" x 72"
1Nishimore Engine Lathe, 10 HP, 9" x 36"
1Clausing Engine Lathe, 8” x 32"
1Sheldon Engine Lathe, 6" x 30"
1Hardinge HLV-H Precision Tool Room Lathe
1Cosen 18" Automatic with conveyors & Bar Feeder
1DoAll 14" Automatic with conveyors & Bar feeder
1Kalamazoo HIAW Cut off Band Saw
1Powermatic Vertical Band Saw, 20"
1Abrasive cut off saws, 24"& 20"
1Chevalier Precision Hydraulic Surface Grinder, 12" x 24" (Fully Automatic)
1Power Matic Surface Grinder, 6" X 12"
1Brown & Sharpe Universal Cylinder Grinder, 14" x 30"
1K.O. Lee BA962 Tool & Cutter Grinder
6Assorted Surface, Jig & cylindrical grinders
Brown & Sharpe Global Classic 555 CMM W/Laser scanning
Brown & Sharpe Optical Comparator
Surface & Harness testing equipment
All our inspection equipment is annually calibrated and certified and traceable to the Bureau of National Standards Lab. This includes our CMM, Comparators, Surface measuring equipment, Hardness testing equipment and all necessary gauges.
1Miller Wire Feed Welder
1Airco 295 AMD Production Stick Welder
2Dry Bead Blasting Units
1Vapor Blast Unit
1Hydraulic Press, 20-Ton
2Arbor Presses
1Deburring Tumbling Unit (6.5 Cubic Feet)
4Vibratory Deburring Units
1Hossfeld Bending Machine
1Finger Brake 16”
1Agiematic CF50SE CNC Wire EDM
QTYPunch Presses / Stamping
175 to 21 tons / single & progressive dies.
QTYSupport Equipment
1Miller wire feed & stick welders
1Dry Bead Blasting units
1Vapor Blasting Unit
1Hydraulic press (20 ton)
1Deburring / Tumbling Units
1Vibratory Deburring units