Frequently Asked Questions

Where is RMI located?

RMI is located at 14718 Arminta Street, Van Nuys, California, 91402; approximately twenty miles north of downtown Los Angeles.

How long has RMI been in business?

RMI was founded in 1968 by Roy Rothlisberger and has been in continuous operation for more than fifty years.

Is RMI AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified?

RMI is certified to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D for the manufacture of precision-machined parts for the commercial, aerospace and defense industries.

Is RMI compliant with NIST SP 800-171?

Yes. RMI has completed implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-171 requirements for the protection of Controlled Unclassified Information (UCI). The entire RMI team is committed to a safe and secure work environment, and our customers can be confident that their sensitive information is safe with us.

Is RMI ITAR Compliant?

Yes, our facilities are compliant with the requirements of ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations).

Does RMI support Long-Term Purchasing Agreements and Just-In-Time delivery requirements?

Yes, RMI is experienced with JIT shipments in conjunction with our inventory services for long-term agreements. Contact us to learn more about our contract and delivery options.

Can RMI machine small parts?

Yes. RMI has the equipment and expertise to machine very small parts – parts that you can hold on your fingertip and some that you can barely see – with tolerances of less than .0003”.

Can you machine complex parts?

Yes. RMI has the precision equipment and manufacturing knowledge to machine complex parts from a wide range of materials for a variety of commercial and aerospace applications.

Does RMI offer assembly services?

Yes, RMI offers in-house light hardware installation for your precision machined parts, performed in strict compliance with drawing requirements and industry standards.

Does RMI offer outside processing services?

Yes. We work with a wide variety of NADCAP-approved outside processors to provide: heat treating, welding, brazing, plating, painting, testing, cleaning, polishing, and more.

Do you have CAD/CAM capabilities?

Yes, we use an advanced GibbsCAM CAD/CAM system for digital data file processing.

Do you guarantee your products?

Yes. RMI guarantees that every part and assembly we make will be manufactured in strict compliance with your drawing and contract requirements.

What types of materials can RMI machine?

We can machine a variety of materials including: Aluminum Alloy, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Aircraft Alloy Steel, Super Alloy, Electrical Steel, Brass, Bronze, Copper, Plastic and more. 

Who do I contact to find out about doing business with RMI?

We welcome your inquiries. Please contact us today at (818) 786-8366 or email us to find out what more than forty years of precision machining knowledge and experience can do for you.