Tour: 13 October, 2017 @ 2:00pm - Sherline Manufacturing

About the Company

"Sherline exists because of the strength and vision of Joe Martin. Born and raised in Rhode Island, acquaintances would notice that several decades of living on the West Coast never totally erased his New England accent. He was a self-taught entrepreneur who found his way to the business world by being a hobbyist who was never satisfied with the products available. Sherline was the perfect business for Joe. His love of machine tools is evident not only in his product line but also in his modern manufacturing facility. When Joe designed a new product he did it all. This included the CAD drawings needed for production, the method of manufacturing, and the design of the tooling if needed and then he wrote the instructions.

Sherline’s modern 66,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Vista, California. If you would like to see how we produce our high-quality tools at such a reasonable price, we invite you to visit our factory. You will see state-of-the-art equipment, including computer-controlled machining centers and laser engravers producing the extremely accurate parts that make up our lathes, mills, and accessories.

Vista is located approximately 35 miles North of San Diego. Our showroom display includes examples of all our tools and accessories. Manual and CNC lathes and mills are available for demonstration by appointment. Our showroom is open Monday–Friday, 8 AM to 3 PM and closed holidays."


The tour will take place at 2:00pm on Friday the 13th of October.  The tour will be conducted by Jeff Ryan, the Marketing Manager at Sherline.


He will take the students for a tour of the company, and then for a question and answer session. The tour will conclude at about 2:45pm.

Please arrive about 5 minutes early. When you arrive, go to the reception desk and ask for Mr Ryan. They will have a list of your names - though it's best to bring ID.

If you are running late, please call Ryan at 760-727-5857.


Affinity is located at 3235 Executive Ridge Vista CA 92081   This is about 40 minutes to 1 hour from the school. Driving directions can be found by clicking on the pictures of the maps on this page.