LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — 13 Action News anchor Todd Quinones takes you inside a Nevada Built manufacturing company where paying attention to the tiniest details is vital and looking at the big picture doesn't really matter.
If the whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts, Tory Sirkin wouldn't know it. As the president of Additive Manufacturing, all he focuses on is the parts. The whole often remains a mystery.
"I mean this part could be flying in space in two months... it could be used for companies that make the machines that reset bowling pins. I mean, you just never really know," Sirkin said.
Manufacturing little pieces of metal or plastic that are often used in much larger devices, but are made somewhere else, is how Additive Manufacturing is carving out a niche in Southern Nevada. Their clients' specifications often require highly detailed cuts that sometimes are no deeper than a sheet of paper.
"Who are some of your bigger clients?" Quinones asked Sirkin.
"Oh, L3Harris, NASA, Google Robotics, Amazon Robotics... There's a lot of pressure, of course, to make things fast and right. But it's very gratifying when you know that you're helping Green Berets move a satellite from A to B, and we're making the hardware that does that for them," Sirkin said.
Sirkin relocated his business here, near Russell Road and Decatur Boulevard, from California in March of 2020.
"Why did you come to Las Vegas?" Quinones asked.
"Because Las Vegas is a town full of potential and a lot of fun and entertainment to have, still while living a normal life and affordability with housing," said Sirkin.
Today, Additive Manufacturing employs 23 people. Their work demands absolute precision. But for Sirkin, that's his passion.
"We get to turn the next generation idea into something real, that you can hold in your hand," Sirkin said.