Skunkworks Machining & Fabrication

From the back of a napkin to a finished part. ™


skunkworks: (noun)  a group of people who produce innovative products and use creative solutions to get the job done.

In other words, our focus is to innovatively work with you to make your idea— whether it's a full design or a simple sketch— into a beautifully machined part.  We mean it when we say, "from the back of a napkin to a finished part." TM

We know how to help you refine your design and work with you on a highly technical level so it is a seamless process from your sketch, to a preliminary 3D model rendering, to your finished part.  Nothing is lost in translation.  Our personalized service begins as soon as you submit your drawing and doesn’t end until you have a beautifully machined part in your hand.

And if you already have a finalized design and just need a quick turn shop to do quality work on your build-to-print job, we can do that, too— that's easy...

The History...

We created Skunkworks Machining & Fabrication to help our parent company, Aerial Robotics, Inc., because we needed to iterate on designs faster than we could get parts made. Specifically, we needed a shop that could

  • hold tolerances less than 0.001 inches,
  • make complicated designs without complicated setups, and
  • have the capability to machine both small and large parts within a reasonable timeframe.

In short, it was hard to find a machine shop that wanted to do a one-off or even a small run at a price and schedule that would work for us. Sound familiar?

Most shops were deep into production work and weren't interested in "squeezing in" our RFQ, let alone our small part run.  Plus no one really wanted to help us make our designs easier to manufacture.  Most wanted complete plans and no one was interested in brainstorming and helping us with the design process.  Their response was usually,

Skunkworks Machining & Fabrication was created by Kevin Stallard, owner of Aerial Robotics Inc., founded in 2002, and now located in Richmond, Utah. 

To learn more about what we do for our consulting clients, go to

"Dude, where's your drawing?"

So we decided to open our own in-house prototyping shop so we could not just build our own prototypes and parts, but also work with you to prototype and manufacture your designs— so you can finally  get your parts machined accurately and when you want them. 

Skunkworks Machining & Fabrication

From the back of a napkin to a finished part.

Submit your design now and let's get started...

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