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IMS is an advanced CNC manufacturer specializing in precision machining for the aerospace, energy, and industrial markets. 90% of our components function above the Kármán line.

Who We Are

IMS is an advanced CNC manufacturer specializing in precision machining for the aerospace, energy, and industrial markets.

Components above Kármán line
Employees and growing
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A Bit of History


DMU 210 added to increase production rate


HAAS VF6SS added for production milling
Mastercam added for increased programing capabilities


Zeiss Accura added for increased inspection envelope to accommodate larger components


NTX 2000 added for Turn Mill capabilities


Jobs Ever 7 added for increased 5 axis capabilities and dimensional limits


DMU 100 was added to for production style machining and decrease machine time


DMU 65 was added for with production style machining


IMS received AS 9100  + ISO 9001:2008 certification.

IMS has increased our capabilities for turning and milling of long shafts with the addition of a Mori Seiki NL3000MC/3000 Horizontal Lathe with Milling and Live Tooling.


Purchased New ROMI 27” x 120” CNC Lathe


IMS has enhanced its 5-axis capabilities with purchase of a Mitsui Seiki HS6A Horizontal Machining Center with a Fanuc 30i Control and 12000RPM for full5-Axis machining capabilities up to 79”x59”x39”


IMS has completed an 8,750 square foot expansion to accommodate the larger manufacturing equipment, this bring our manufacturing facility to 25,000 sq. ft.

IMS has increased the maximum milling capabilities to 90”x165” with the addition the of a new Vision Wide VF4000 Bridge Mill.

Turning capacity has been increased with the addition of a Toshiba TUD-13 turning lathe with a maximum swing of 63”


Now with more than 20 CNC’s. Wire EDM and precision grinding machines, we focus on precision machining and the manufacture of molds.

IMS has added wire EDM to it’s in-house capabilities with the addition of the Mitsubishi FA-20S


IMS included robotic welding in our support services.


IMS has increased the maximum turning capabiliies to 78.75” with the addition of an OM-Ltd. VT5-16N (e) VTC Vertical Turning Lathe.


IMS completed a 3,500 square foot expansion.


Willis Tool & Die, Inc. officially changed the corporate name to IMS, Inc. (Industrial Manufacturing Specialties, In.)


Added 4 & 5-Axis programming and machining capabilities


Following completion of his MBA, Pete Willis joined the company as VP, working in all aspects of company operations.


First of several CNC machines were acquired to improve accuracy and productivity
Louise Willis joined the company full time for mold design and engineering


Willis Tool & Die purchased IMS, Inc.


Designed and built first of many rubber molds.


Polan Willis started Willis Tool & Die with 17 years of experiences as Toolmaker, Shop Manager and Engineer.

A Bit of History

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Our Team

Polan Willis


Pete Willis

Vice President

Austin Lambert

Operations Manager

Steven Crowder


Theresa Webb

Marketing Coordinator

Darlene Robertson

Web Designer

Marvin McKinney

Sales Representative

Robert Fox


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