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Desert Engineering Group, Inc.
3162 East 46th Street,
Tucson Arizona 85713


(520) 882-7363


(520) 623-6860

About Us

History/Overview of Desert Engineering

Desert Engineering was founded in 1976 and was incorporated in 1991 as an S-Corporation. The business has grown steadily adding machines and skilled operators to become a full service precision machine shop and manufacturing facility, machining and producing products for the military and aerospace industry, as well as the private sector. Desert Engineering is a preferred vendor to a major defense contractor and has achieved AS9100 certification, meeting the specifications and high standards of the aerospace industry.

Our motto has always been: We will meet our customer’s product requirements and exceed our customer’s performance expectations.

Products & Services

The company has evolved into a leading manufacturing and supply source of high quality engineered products and solutions for:

  • Precision CNC machining
  • Punch Press work
  • Cold forming and stamping
  • Certified to Mil-Spec MIL-1-45208A and Calibration system MIL-STD-45662A

Machinery & Equipment

Ranges from various presses, and grinding equipment to state-of-the-art high precision CNC machines. The equipment has been certified to guarantee precision machining, employees are hired with experience and we train them to DEG’s standards. All equipment is maintained by our staff and an outside source. A detailed equipment list is included at the end of the report.


The business property comprises five industrial buildings situated on a 45,600 s.f. lot, approximately 1.05 acres. The property has chain link fencing, 8 covered parking spaces and several open spaces. The main building is located at 3162 E. 46th Street and totals 10,013 s.f. w/ an additional 2,140 s.f. used as office space. The second manufacturing building is located at 3150 E. 46th Street and totals 4,480 s.f. w/ an additional 1,000 s.f. used as office space. Desert Engineering products are manufactured in these buildings. A third building is located at 3202 E. 46th Street and totals 2,566 s.f. w/ an additional 1,021 s.f. of office space and is primarily used as a warehouse, as well as the 1,308 s.f. building directly behind. Another smaller building south of the main facility and located at 3155 E. 47th Street is a freestanding building and could be utilized independent of the other operation. It is approximately 1,134 s.f. of office and work space, which is currently being used for storage.

Management & Staff

There are 18 key employees, summarized as follows: CNC Engineers, Quality Control, Tool Room and Maintenance, Administrative and Accounting. The motivated and skilled staff provides expert service and support to promote long-term relationships with vendors and clients. From design inception to manufacturing and delivery, they assure delivery of the highest quality products to the customers. Our machinists average more than 15 years of experience.