3D Printing is at Metalmite

We are always looking for ways to provide faster service while maintaining our strict quality standards. Recently we were made aware of this 3D Printer from 3D systems that can "print" parts in a matter of hours! We purchased th ProX DMP 300 and a Markforged Mark Two printer. We can print 17-4 stainless, a 4140 type of steel, and Aluminium on the DMP 300 and we can print plastic, carbonfiber, and kevlar on the Markforged. We are excited to be able to offer these services to you and others at a … [Read more...]

Quality and Safety

Recently I read an article about how quality and safety go hand and hand. You would not normally think these two are related in that way. But the article talked about how the CEO of Alcoa, Paul O’Neill, made it his number one objective to keep the workers safe. From this goal he also increased their quality, their profits, and their communication company-wide! It was a phenomenal feat. When people are safe, they work smart and think clear, We enforce the safety glasses and we publish the OSHA … [Read more...]

Ed Tibbitts, Longtime Employee passed away Jan 22, 2019

Ed Tibbitts- Longtime Metalmite Employee Passed away on 22 January, 2019   Edwin Carleton Tibbitts, age 65, of Dryden, died Tues. Jan. 22, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 12:30 PM Mon. Jan. 28, 2019 at the Dryer Funeral Home, Holly, with Pastor Timothy Erickson officiation. Military honors and burial will be at Great  Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Visitation will be from 10:30 AM Mon. until the time of the service. Mr. Tibbitts was born in Pontiac on Aug. 8, 1953 to Robert … [Read more...]

Make in One Operation

For the last 20 years or so we have prided ourselves with making parts as fast as possible. We found that being able to make parts all in one operation not only saved time, but made for very accurate parts. This only makes us more valuable since we are now serving aerospace and medical customers. We have even taken parts that repeat often and have reprogrammed them to save our customers even more! We recently reduced a part price by over 35% much to our customer's surprise! We believe in … [Read more...]

3D Surfacing on CNC Mills

Using the latest Gibbs Cam software we are able to surface parts like this out of solid and get prototype parts to our customer as needed. These parts are simulating a rough casting so they are meant to look unfinished. We are able to take advantage of Volumill and machine parts in half the time using the algorithm that they calculated out for milling faster. Learn more about Volumill here: VoluMill™ within GibbsCAM offers expanded milling solutions for cutting methods that … [Read more...]

Metalmite has a new Vice President

Metalmite is proud and excited to announce that we have a new Vice President, Patrick Davidson. Patrick is not entirely new to us as he has been a customer of ours for over 14 years. He will be working side by side with Tom to help grow the business and take us to new heights! The team has been very welcoming and Patrick has already had a few weeks to get his feet wet by getting involved with some customers. Patrick is an innovative and transformational strategic operations and process … [Read more...]

Wire EDM does what others can’t

Wire EDM has been a life-saver for Metalmite for more than 20 years! We are able to cut things that conventional tools cannot and able to hold sizes that normally are only on grinders. We have learned to group multiple parts on one fixture that we designed in order to maximize returns. We have run as many as 35 parts when they were small enough. This allows us to keep the machine running even when we are not there. Metalmite, located in Rochester, Michigan — approximately 20 miles outside of … [Read more...]

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New Signs, But Same Great Service!!!!

The Metalmite sign was originally made out of wood for the founder in the early 1970's. Recently we repainted it and added the 50 year logo to the building as well. We are proud of our roots, proud of our 50 year journey, and proud to be here to serve you! In 1968 Metalmite Corporation was started in the basement and born out of one man’s dream for a better way of manufacturing. Mike Gendich then invested in the best CNC equipment the industry could offer and expanded to 20 employees over … [Read more...]

CNC Grinding and Beyond

CNC grinding is still not as common as we thought it would be by now. We are one of the few machine shops that owns a CNC grinder and uses it daily. We do outside work as well, but predominately it is for our own use. We selected the Toyoda Select G for it's 40 inches of travel and it's ability to grind radii and angles at the same time.       Metalmite uses CNC Grinding to save time and money for finish parts. Our CNC Grinder averaged four minutes per part for the … [Read more...]