How We Work

Inverse Solutions Capabilities

From the smallest most intricate parts to the largest and innovative manufacturing solutions, Inverse Solutions Inc. is committed to providing top quality products and services. With over 100 years of combined experience our staff can assist you with any of your component needs in Commercial and Government markets. We are certified in Machining and Prototype Design, Volume Manufacturing, and Contract Manufacturing. Our unique ability to reverse engineer components provides Inverse Solutions the opportunity to offer new parts and components that are equivalent to the OEM part. We provide expertise in material bonding, molding, coatings, and contract inspection.

Beyond Polymers and Plastic we are also able to machine: Al, SS, Cu, Te/Cu, Ti, Tungsten, Kovar, Ni 200, Inconel, and Nitronic 60 among many others. Along with micro machining we also excel at manufacturing high precision components that require extremely tight tolerances.  At Inverse Solutions we welcome the opportunity to partner on your most challenging component projects.

Swiss machined components

Swiss Machined Components

Lathe machined components

Lathe Machined Components

Milled components


Inverse Solutions currently has 5 CNC Swiss machines, which can make parts up to .75 inches in diameter. Swiss machining utilizes front and rear synchronized spindles which allows us to complete the part without ever losing its position. When combined with extra attachments, we can machine 7-axis up to 9-axis at extremely tight tolerances allowing us to mill and turn very complex parts. At Inverse Solutions we specialize in both short and high volume production runs. All of our Swiss machines have 12 foot bar feeders that allow for lights out machining and cost effective solution for high volume components.

Inverse Solutions currently has 5 CNC lathes with varying degrees of capabilities including live tools and up to 5 axis machining. We comfortably machine parts from .062 to 22.00 inches in diameter and have been known to “stretch” the capabilities of our equipment to do extreme machining. We have the ability to make custom tooling in house to handle your most complicated jobs. We can import our customers’ solid files (.step, .iges, .prt, .sldprt) directly into the Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programming software that allows us to program parts faster, saving time and money for our customers.

Our latest acquisition is Makino Multi-pallet CNC Horizontal Mill with over 130 tools, laser tool setter, on board probe and all of the latest software upgrades. This machine allows us to machine 4 sides of the part at one time reducing the setup times and fixtures for multisided parts. We also have 4 additional CNC mills (VMC’s) equipped with spindle chillers and high pressure coolant. The spindle chillers help to maintain machine accuracy despite temperature fluctuations throughout the day. Through spindle high pressure coolant allows for deep hole drilling (EX: 16XDia) and reduced cycle times.

EDM components

EDM Components

Laser engraving

Laser Engraving

Our in-house sinker Electrical Discharge Machine (EDM) allows us to do quick turn complex burns that save time on second operations or outsourcing of the part. We also use the EDM to make fixtures and special tooling that allows us to save time on setups. The maximum part size for the EDM is 29”x20”x10”. We design and make all of the electrodes in house, and are familiar with exotic part materials such as Invar, Inconel, Core Iron, A2, S7, Ti CP2, etc.

Inverse Solutions has a custom built fiber laser with a rotary attachment that allows us to do deep engraving around the entire surface of a part. We can make bright white marks on anodized aluminum and plastics or smooth black marks for medical applications on metal. Our engraving software has the ability to mark parts with serialization, QR codes, and custom logos. For large volume engraving we have it semi-automated to run up to 16 hours a day. The laser etch process has the ability to do deep engraving on nearly any metal and colored engraving on Stainless Steel and Titanium.

EDM components

Makino U6 wire EDM

Laser engraving

YCM NFX 380A 5-axix mill

The Makino U6 Wire EDM machine features the Hyper i control, which provides the same efficient and user-friendly interface for Wire and RAM EDM machines. The large 24” class HD touch-screen display provides a commanding view for the operator, and utilizes intuitive and familiar touch Pinch/Swipe/Drag operations similar to smartphones and tablets. Straightforward machine operation is accomplished on the Hyper i control with a 3-Step process of Program/Setup/Run flow, and there are many helpful intelligent tools and functions for the operator that provide greater convenience and flexibility, such as the standard full-function advanced Handbox. Digital onboard electronic manuals, instructional training videos, and advanced E-Tech Doctor help functions provide the operator with practical resources at their fingertips to remain highly productive.

Like the smaller U3, the U6 machine provides an ideal mix of speed, accuracy, and surface finish capability with larger travels to tackle the most demanding applications. The U6 machine uses a space-savings design that integrates the di-electrode reservoir into the base machine casting, reducing the footprint while improving thermal stability, and incorporates a stationary work table design that delivers repeatable accuracy regardless of work piece size or weight. Excellent access to the work tank is provided through the pneumatic raise and fall front door, which can also function at a mid-height level, and the operator can access the underside of the work piece or lower machine head even with a large work piece on the table.

The high performance YCM NFX 380A 5-axis vertical machining center
is designed especially for small, complex high-quality parts mainly for
aerospace, automotive, medical, job shop and die & mold applications. From
roughing to finishing, the NFX 380A enables manufacturers to reduce setup
time and overall lead-time while increasing machining quality and improving
precision of complex machining processes.

Industry standardized machined components

Machined Components and Industry Standards

Custom machined piece

Additional Services

At Inverse Solutions we understand and work within the standards for the following industries: oil and gas, defense, aerospace, satellite, medical, semiconductor and solar. Common materials that we machine are: Titanium, Stainless Steel, Steel, Aluminum , Brass, Copper, Copper Alloys, Super Invar, Inconel, Hastoly, Peek, Ultem, Torlon, and many other engineered plastics and metals. Inverse Solutions understands that paper is a perfect world and sometimes assistance is needed in the manufacturing process. We have onsite engineering and manufacturing specialists that are available to help collaborate with you on your next project. ISI is committed to providing  turnkey prototype and production components that exceed your expectations and meet your requirements. We are Space qualified, have 10 years of experience with deep/down hole oil and gas connectors and are compliant to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001-2008
  • ISO 13485 Medical Device
  • ISO 10423-2009 / API-6A Oil and Gas
  • ROHS
  • ITAR

  • Contract Inspection
  • Engineering – part design or review/ cost savings review
  • Stocking programs / Blanket orders
  • Assembly / Clean room assembly
  • Welding
  • Refurbishment programs
  • Electropolishing / Painting / Plating / Passivation

Contact Us

Inverse Solutions headquarters and main manufacturing facility are located in Pleasanton, California. Get in touch with us today for more information on our quality services.

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