About Machining Concepts: Precision Machining Excellence Since 1994

From its humble beginnings in a small shop with just one lathe and one mill, Machining Concepts has grown significantly. Today, our 20,000-square-foot facility in Erie, PA, houses more than 28 advanced machines, a testament to our continuous growth and commitment to excellence in precision machining.

Industries We Serve

Machining Concepts caters to industries like aerospace, medical devices, electronics, energy, mechanical, and transportation, providing custom precision solutions.

Advanced Machining Capabilities for Complex Projects

Our expansive machine lineup includes Swiss Turns, CNC Mills, and CNC Lathes with advanced dual spindle dual turret technology, enabling us to take on more complex and advanced projects with a variety of materials. This technology not only enhances our capabilities but also reduces operations and costs for our customers, ensuring efficient and cost-effective solutions.

Comprehensive Quality Assurance

At Machining Concepts, we adhere to the highest standards of quality assurance, complying with ISO 9001:2015, Medical Device ISO 13485:2016, and Aerospace AS9100D. Our commitment to continuous improvement and quality is embedded in every aspect of our operations, ensuring that each product we deliver meets the requirements of these certifications.

Streamlined Secondary Operations through Trusted Partnerships

Machining Concepts understands the importance of comprehensive manufacturing solutions. To ensure our customers can bring products to market quickly and at reduced cost, we’ve established a network of highly qualified industrial partners. This collaborative approach allows us to offer a wide range of secondary operations without compromising on quality or efficiency.

As Machining Concepts continues to grow and evolve, we remain dedicated to being your trusted partner in precision manufacturing, offering cutting-edge solutions that meet your unique needs.


James Willats, Co-Founder/President

Jim founded Machining Concepts in 1994 after serving as head of manufacturing and design engineering for a local OEM. He holds a degree in engineering from Penn State University.

Mark Wilkosz, Co-Founder/Vice President

Mark manages engineering and estimating at Machining Concepts. Prior to joining Machining Concepts in 1994, he held various posts as an architectural engineer.