Suburban Machine Inc. Is Going to Mars!


Syntactic foam battery pack holder for NASA Orion spacecraft

When the phone rang and caller ID said U.S. Government, Bruce St. Hilaire was a little nervous. Then the caller started talking about syntactic foam parts and if SMI could make what they needed. NASA had called the right company for their syntactic foam needs. Read More

National Geographic Crittercams

Bruce’s experience in machining a vast variety of materials such as lead, beryllium, and uranium has led Suburban Machine on a unique adventure in the world of syntactic foam. Nat-Geo contacted me because of my experience in machining soft materials such as lead and other materials that require special milling techniques. The syntactic foam they needed for their deep water equipment is a combination of tiny glass balls and lead. Suburban Machine had the experience to make the project work. Read More