Tommy Gentry's father started Gentry Machine Works all the way back in 1950, with a focus on precision gears for the textile industry.  Thanks to the trust of our local community, we've grown from a one-man local operation to a proud employer of 50 skilled workers, doing business all over the South. 

After decades of growth and putting our community to work, Tommy (then 72 years old) decided to attend Auburn University to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His studies gave him a theoretical understanding of part design and manufacturing to go along with his decades of experience.  In August, he was honored not just to graduate, but to be the Graduation Marshall for the Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering.

Using his new education, Tommy is working with Auburn graduate and PhD students to bring the 3D printing revolution to Columbus while cutting costs and improving the engineering of traditional parts with advanced Computer-Aided Engineering design services, and reverse engineering services


At the same time, he's continuing our tried-and-true tradition of precision machining services (manual and CNC), sheetmetal services, and welding (portable and in-shop).  We also offer modifications and repair services for existing parts.

Tommy Gentry was the Graduation Marshall for Engineering at Auburn in 2018.


We've uploaded a complete list of all of our equipment and software here (updated February 2020).  Additionally, you can see pictures of some of our machines in use below: