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CNC Machining






Thomas Engineering has been a provider of precision machining services for over 35 years. We are a full service CNC machine shop equipped to manufacture prototype or production quantities of custom metal or plastic parts. We specialize in working with a wide variety of materials including low carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, bronze, copper, and many plastics. Over the years we have developed a loyal customer base built on quality, service, knowledge, and trust.

We are equipped with several CNC vertical machining centers, high torque spindles, 4th axis capabilities, extended Z travel, wireless intuitive probing systems, and CAD/ CAM allow us to provide quality components in a timely fashion at a competitive price.

We are also equipped with a Mazak turning center and have the ability to outsource screw machine related products as well as precision surface and cylindrical grinding, heat treating, and surface coatings.

Quality control is important to us so we recently purchased a Hexagon 4.5.4. SF programmable coordinate measuring machine with PC-DMIS software enabling us to perform precision inspections and generate inspection reports.


Thomas Engineering, Greg Vanasse, Owner, Machine Shop, Rhode Island
Thomas Engineering, Tom, Machine Shop, Rhode Island
Thomas Engineering, Louise, Machine Shop, Rhode Island

Greg Vanasse, Owner

Greg worked for the original owner for over 30 years, before purchasing the company in 2013. 

When he is not working hard, he is camping, hiking, snowshoeing or skiing with his lovely wife and three dogs. He has also been known to play a mean round of golf.

Tom, Resident Retired-Owner

Tom built Thomas Engineering from the ground up, and remains an integral part of our team. 

Tom can be found in his home workshop, or bothering his amazingly patient wife, when he is  not hard at work here!

Louise, Accounting-Office

Louise brings accounting/office experience, and the voice of reason to Thomas Engineering. 

When she is not at her daytime job, or working diligently behind the scenes for us, she can be found enjoying the outdoors with Greg!

Thomas Engineering, Neal, Machine Shop, Rhode Island

Neal, Technician

Neal began working with Thomas in 1998, took a short hiatus from our team and rejoined us in 2015. 

He can be found, on occasion, playing golf with the boss, or cruising in his convertible with his wife.

Thomas Engineering, TJ, Machine Shop, Rhode Island

TJ, Technician

TJ has been with us since 2016; as Greg's son he is quite familiar with the shop.

Prior to joining us he worked for a fish market highlighted on the short-lived TV show the Lobsterman. 

Thomas Engineering, Neal, Machine Shop, Rhode Island

Joe, Technician

Joe initially joined us in 2017; with little experience he is eager to take on anything thrown at him.

Prior to joining us he was working at a local Italian restaurant. When he isn’t working, you can find him out and about enjoying all that New England has to offer.

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