Innovative Machining is an ISO 9001:2008 certified machining and fabricating company providing timely, high quality machining, fabricating, and assembly for many industries including paper, packaging, automotive, and electronics.

Innovative Machining, LLC is located in Neenah, Wisconsin and has been in operation since 1995. Innovative Machining employs approximately 110 employees and specializes in machining, fabricating, and assembly.

With the use of Mastercam, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD in our shop we bring our customers enhanced overall design quality in many 2D and 3D formats to satisfy their needs, along with increasing our overall productivity. To help us run more efficiently in the Internet economy, we use M1 by ECi (formerly Bowen & Groves) to manage resources, schedules and cost.

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)