Production or Prototype at Metalmite?

Customers always ask if we are a production or a prototype shop. This question is difficult to answer because we do BOTH! We often do the first round of prototypes for a customer when a part has never been manufactured before. Then we can stay involved until the part hits 10,000 pcs and then we tend to move on. There have been a few products that we have entertained making 30,000 or 40,000pcs annually however. So do not count us out for the bid!

We are often asked how quickly a part like this could be programmed and machined out of solid blocks of aluminum. Metalmite responded the same day with a quote and a firm delivery. The customer issued a purchase order and the “chips began to fly”, as they put it in shop talk! Using the latest GibbsCam software to program the Mori Seiki NMV 5000 DCG 5 Axis machining center, Metalmite was able to move from planning to production within a few short hours. By drilling and tapping four small bolt holes in the middle first, the brackets were able to be machined 95% in one hold on the 5 axis machine. Taking the parts off and doing a little bit of benchwork after made them complete in record time. “We estimate the parts are done in about half the time it used to take using the 3 axis machines.” Said the shop supervisor. This is just another way that Metalmite has been bringing “World Class Quality, Service, and Delivery at the right price.”


Metalmite uses 5 axis machining to get the hard-to-reach areas of many parts as well. Our DMG Mori Seiki Mills are the most powerful on the market they claim. But w still have to manually debur parts that come off those mills. Just go to or Call for a quote today at 248-651-9415