About Sharp Edge

Sharp Edge LLC features contract programming solutions using the latest technology and advanced machining methods. Featuring fully Licensed CATIA V5 software, our experience with materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium on 3, 4, and 5-axis machines gives us the capabilities to deliver to your needs. We work closely with each client to ensure their complete satisfaction in the job being completed both efficiently and with excellent quality. With over 20 years of experience in programming serving the manufacturing industry, let us serve you.

Why choose contract programming? Delivery time is reduced by reducing the time to program allowing a quicker turnaround time to the machine. This effectively reduces your organizations manpower and resource costs.

Our services include CNC programming; documentation; tool & fixture design; solid modeling; drawings; and consulting services to implement process templates, tool libraries, feed & speed data, and Lean manufacturing. In addition, we can help apply user-defined functions to automate the machining and programming process.

With an emphasis on a quality product, we apply trustworthy checks to ensure machine code is efficient and error free. Using Vericut Machine Simulation applying kinematics to the final g-code ensures a safe, reliable, and accurate end product.

Most estimates are cost based upon hours to program. Quotes can be delivered in as quickly as one day.


Owner James Gordon

I began my career in the aviation industry in the late eighties with a local manufacturing firm in Wichita, KS where I worked as a machine operator for six years.

I work on Mazak machines with Mazatrol Conversational Software. In 1996, I accepted a programming apprentice position with a new company, where I continued to work with Mazatrol Software and was trained in Camax Command Programming software.

In 1999, I began working with CATIA V4 Part-Design. In 2001, I began using CATIA V5 software and immediately moved into a management position where I would oversee a Programming Department with direct reports. This was instrumental in the implementation of the new technology and ensured the forward growth of the Company. In 2007, I accepted a position as a Programming Manager at another local Company who was currently using CATIA V4 and needed an experienced Programmer to migrate the Programming, Engineering, and Quality departments to CATIA V5 Software. I was the focal point for the implementation process which included training and documentation.

In late 2012, I was ready for a new professional adventure and began my personal business, Sharp Edge, where I hope to give back to the community in many ways and help Wichita to continue to be World-Class city delivering quality planes and parts to the Aviation Industry.