May 9, 2012

What’s New

Absolute Manufacturing Introduces ZEISS Eclipse CMM Equipped with a Renishaw PH20 Probehead

June 24, 2016: Absolute Manufacturing acquires a ZEISS Eclipse CMM with a high precision Renishaw PH20 Probehead.

We are proud to introduce the new members of our team, ZEISS Eclipse with a Renishaw PH20 probehead.  This will greatly improve the precision and efficiency of the parts produced at Absolute and ushers a new era of quality assurance for Absolute. We look forward to utilizing them in providing you with the highest quality components that you deserve.

The ZEISS Eclipse is a bridge-type coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that has a measuring range of 28x28x24 inches and a measurement accuracy down to 1.9µm. The system is built with ceramic X and Z axis beams, solid granite table and 3-Axis air bearings. It incorporates Nikon CMM Manager which features automatic tip calibration, ASME Y14.5 standards, alignment on rectilinear & organic surface, text & graphical reports and reverse engineering support.

The CMM has been retrofitted with a state-of-the-art, 5-axis Renishaw PH20 probehead, Renishaw T5 Controller, TCR20 Probe Rack and a brand new Renishaw Tonic Encoder with precision up to 100 nm (0.1 µm).   The Renishaw PH20 probehead has a swing range of 230° ensuring the most accurate measurement of every surface and is a staggering improvement to the PH10, outpacing it by 3:1 in measurement speeds:


“We always look forward to the exciting challenges our customers bring to us, and always strive to beat any expectations.  The CMM upgrade will allow us to verify our quality and ensure that our customers will get the best that Absolute can offer," President of Absolute Manufacturing, Jonathan LaBarre, has said.

CMM Specifications:

ZEISS Eclipse 2828-24 CMM Renishaw PH20 Probehead
Measuring Range: 28" x 28" x 24"
Ceramic Bridge is Thermally Stable with High Dynamic Rigidity
1.9+L/250 µm
Ceramic X, Y and Z Guide Ways
Frictionless Air Bearings
Granite Table with Threaded Inserts
Nikon CMM Manager

Maximum Movement Speed: 3 rev/s (1281 mm/s)
Maximum Head Touch Speed: 50 mm/s
Angle Swing: -115° to 115° (230°)
Operating Temperature Range: 59°F to 95°F (15°C to 35°C)
 Angular Resolution: 0.4 µRadians
5-Axis Positioning 
Rapid Inferred Calibration



Absolute Manufacturing Acquires Reklaw Machine, Inc.

August 31, 2013; Reklaw Machine, Inc. was acquired by Absolute Manufacturing.

"Reklaw’s customers will benefit from expanded resources and manufacturing capacity with access to Absolute Manufacturing’s top of the line equipment such as: Matsuura, Fanuc Robodrill, and Mori Seiki machining centers, Sweko vibratory finishers, and other equipment.” said Jonathan LaBarre, President of Absolute Manufacturing.

"This change of ownership will positively impact our capabilities and improve client satisfaction. You will continue to receive a high level of customer service." said Fran Walker, President of Reklaw Machine, Inc.

Absolute Manufacturing’s capabilities include CNC turning, milling, surface grinding, honing, assembly, and kitting. They specialize in complex machined components made from challenging materials from prototype volumes to large piece lots. Statistical analyses and CPK inspections are available.

Absolute Manufacturing is a woman owned, small business, ISO9001:2008, AS9100 Rev C and Hubzone certified. The company is ITAR registered with the Department of State. The company serves the medical, industrial, oil & gas, and defense markets. Absolute Manufacturing operates from 6,300 square feet of light industrial space located in Pepperell MA.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should there be any questions or concerns.

We look forward to continuing to do business with you! Thank you.


Jon LaBarre



Pepperell, Massachusetts – November 30, 2012 – Absolute Manufacturing announced it has purchased the operations of Bees Manufacturing, LLC.

Bees Manufacturing, LLC, (“Bees”), est. 1929, of Weymouth, MA, is a contract manufacturer of various alloy and plastic precision machined components for OEMs in the deep sea marine, medical, and industrial markets.

Bees manufacturing operations will merge into Absolute Manufacturing, located in Pepperell, MA.  The name “Bees” will be discontinued as products will be shipped under the Absolute Manufacturing name.  Absolute Manufacturing specializes in precision machining and assembly of close tolerance parts made from challenging materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, nickel alloys, titanium and other engineered materials.  The company provides multi-axis CNC machining, turning, assembly, and program management for the medical, defense and industrial markets.

“The acquisition of Bees Manufacturing is part of Absolutes' growth strategy of growing its customer base of engineered, close tolerance, precision machined parts in its already established medical and industrial markets, as well as expanding manufacturing in the deep sea marine market.” said Jonathan LaBarre, President of Absolute Manufacturing.

“Absolute Manufacturing is committed to providing Bees Manufacturing’s customers a positive and seamless integration with superior customer service while offering additional capabilities." said Barbara LaBarre, CEO of Roanwell Corporation.

More information on Bees Manufacturing is available at




BRONX, NEW YORK – May 9, 2012 – Roanwell Corporation (“Roanwell”), est. 1948, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged communications equipment, today announced the purchase of Absolute Manufacturing, Inc.’s business assets and operations.

Located in Pepperell, Massachusetts, Absolute Manufacturing specializes in close tolerance machined parts through the use of their multi-axis CNC milling and turning machines. Other capabilities that Absolute Manufacturing offers include: surface grinding, boring and honing as well as value added services such as assembly and kitting.

Absolute Manufacturing presently offers more than 1,000 products for integration into a variety of medical devices that are manufactured by leading original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 medical device suppliers.

Roanwell Corporation will continue doing business under the Absolute Manufacturing name, retain all employees of the former entity and has leased the existing facility. Roanwell plans to make additional investments in equipment and personnel to further enhance the capabilities of the company to pursue increasingly more complex projects and provide additional value-added services for its customers.

“The acquisition of Absolute Manufacturing, Inc. is a key platform for Roanwell to execute its strategy of expanding into engineered close tolerance precision part manufacturing, allowing for growth in our already established aerospace and military markets, as well as expanding into the medical and power industries” said Jonathan LaBarre, President of Roanwell Corporation.

David Gosselin, Absolute Manufacturing, Inc.’s founder and president, agrees that Roanwell’s resources and significant presence in the military and aerospace markets will give both companies the opportunity for faster growth.

“Our capabilities complement each other,” he added. “Together, we are confident we can become a major force in the rapidly expanding global market for high precision parts.”

Roanwell is dedicated to providing the highest level of performance through quality design, manufacturing and world-class service and support. Roanwell is committed to delivering Absolute Manufacturing’s customers the same excellent service. “Our goal is to make the integration of the product lines to Roanwell ownership a positive transition for all customers.” LaBarre said.

About Roanwell Corporation

Founded in 1948, Roanwell Corporation specializes in manufacturing headsets, handsets, microphones, earphones, cords, harnesses, and accessories for military and commercial communications markets.

The acquisition of Absolute Manufacturing continues Roanwell Corporation’s continual growth and expansion program. Other recent growth includes the January 2012, long term sales and marketing agreement with DGM4Parts,, a New Jersey-based contract manufacturer of wire harnesses, electro-mechanical box building, sign engraving and painting. In addition, DGM4Parts holds over twenty franchised distributor lines offering integrated electronic components and connectors. DGM4Parts has served the military electronics, semiconductor, medical instrumentation, and elevator markets for more than thirty-two years.

With their recent acquisitions, management is now focused on growing its diversified manufacturing group via operating initiatives that are expected to complement and diversify existing business lines.

For more information on Roanwell products, please visit

Roanwell Corporation Contact:
Chelly Simon

Absolute Manufacturing Contact:
Jonathan LaBarre