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The Metalmite sign was originally made out of wood for the founder in the early 1970's. Recently we repainted it and added the 50 year logo to the building as well.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...]

Simple Hubs

Every single part we machine here is not cutting- edge 5 or 6 axis mind-blowing crazy you know? Sometimes we get simple hubs, or other parts that anyone could make. But our mission is to turn customer's needs into reality better and faster than anyone else! In order for that to happen we need to be able to do the simple along with the "near-impossible" Metalmite uses 6 axis lathes and 5 axis mills to stay current with technology. We are a full-service machine shop located in Rochester, … [Read more...]

5 Axis on Face-Splines

We have been asked by customers to use our 5 axis technology to machine many things. One of the more common requests is a face-spline. We are able to read the model and mill the spline complete. The reason these are not easy for anyone to do is that they require constant axis synchronous movement and CAD-CAM software to support this. So why do you need full 5 axis machining from Metalmite? To help increase your market-share, increase your sales and increase your profits. In addition, you … [Read more...]

3D Machining on 6 Axis

We machine complex parts a variety of ways using 6 axis machining. We are able to spline parts 3 different ways in house- by live tooling on the lathe, by Wire EDM, and by milling the spline teeth! We are machining this part in the photo attached on a 4 axis rotary table. We use 3D software to machine complete. Metalmite is known for fast lathe turn-around time! We have had an influx of lathe work that we are thrilled to turnaround fast. We have been able to help multiple customers … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Metalmite TWINS

Yes we now have TWINS here at Metalmite! In more than one way even. We have "Twin" spindle lathes (4 of them) and we have TWIN DMG CTX BETA 800 machines! Metalmite has always invested in technology when it looks like the technology will directly help the customer save money and increase accuracy! Our brand new DMG Mori CTX Beta 800 6 axis machining center will do just that! You will see from the picture and video link below that this machine will bring Metalmite and you to a … [Read more...]