SAMPE Orange County Meeting Notice
June 3rd, 2008 (Tuesday)
Tour to Metalcrafters
An Engine Manufacturer
The Finest In Innovative Works of Art
SAMPE LA Chapter and Orange County Chapter Co-Chapter Meeting
About the Company
Metalcrafters is an ISO certified company. The main products
of Metalcrafters are automobile and aircraft engines. But they
also produce customer parts that are made by composites
with unique aerodynamic improvement. Their main
manufacturing capabilities are listed below:
Metalcrafters builds state-of-the-art vehicles from the ground
up, entirely within our 130,000 square foot facility (with the
exception of power train and tires).
Metalcrafters automotive customers include: Mercedes-
Benz, BMW, Bentley Motorcars, Daimler Chrysler, Dodge,
Ford, General Motors, Nissan, Volkswagen, Toyota,
Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Porsche, and many others.
Metalcrafters involvement in the aerospace and defense
industry began in 1998 and is growing to match our diverse
capabilities. GFMI Aerospace and Defense now provides
component and subsystem production utilizing processes
including: machining; metal forming and fabrication using
hydraulic stamping presses, bladder stamping press, stretch
forming; advanced composites laminating and autoclave
processing; glass forming; SLS rapid prototype development;
laser cutting and profiling; welding, and more.
About the Company History
The Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, Inc began in 1979. What started
as a dream soon became a reality when Metalcrafters was asked to
build a prototype vehicle for a major OEM. The success of this
project was the first of many more to come.
Founder, John Gaffoglio, was born and raised in Argentina. He
diligently practiced the art of metal crafting by hand and later taught
his eldest sons, George and Ruben, how to master this art. He then
decided to bring their talent to America. Today, Metalcrafters is world
renowned for their signature quality in manufacturing prototype
vehicles of the future.
11161 Slater Ave
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
From the Southbound 405 freeway exit Brookhurst Northbound. At the first intersection turn right onto Slater (Eastbound).
From the Northbound 405 freeway exit Euclid, from the off-ramp turn left onto Euclid (Northbound) after about 1/2 mile turn right onto Slater (Eastbound).
6:00 pm Social • 6:30pm Dinner • 7:00 pm Tour — FREE for SAMPE Members, $10.00 for Non-Members
Reservations:: E-mail Darrell Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org , call 714-630-3003, x 211,
Fill out our Online Form, or Call the LA chapter hotline number (310)-
318-8155 to RSVP before May 31st.
Anyone may attend.