Metalmite Has a New Director of Operations

Metalmite is proud and excited to announce that we have a new Director of Operations, Joe Penzien! Joe has worked with Metalmite for the past few years as both a supplier and as a customer.  He brings to the table a wealth of knowledge from hands-on experience on the shop floor, developed from a solid background as an accomplished CNC programmer and machinist on 5 axis and 9 axis mill-turn equipment. Joe has over 20 years of experience working with large and small manufacturing companies; … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Metalmite starts out right- New DMG Mori CTX 6 Axis Machine

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 whole new level of Good, Fast, and economical! Metalmite uses 6 axis lathes and 5 axis mills to stay current with technology. We are a … [Read more...]

Making U of M go!

Everyone who knows us, knows that we are Michigan State fans due to family history there. However, when that other University in Michigan calls upon us for help we are there to answer. Our good friends at the University of Michigan called upon us for help machining components for their "Award Winning" Baja car again this year.  The University of Michigan Baja Team was first place thanks to Metalmite.  Here is their update- In April, we traveled to Tennessee Technical University for our first … [Read more...]

Metalmite and Christmas Spirit

It took a little prompting, but when Metalmite was called upon to start manufacturing candy canes for Christmas we came through in flying colors!  Here is a sample shot of some of us turning up some Christmas Spirit!  Notice Bob is checking the list and Ryan is pulling another candy cane out of the lathe, while Sonny checks the size with his caliper!  Merry Christmas from the Whole Metalmite Gang! Metalmite works hard to offer World Class Quality, Service, and Delivery at the RIGHT Price!.  … [Read more...]

CNC Programming- CNC Grinding and More

In 2012 we purchased our first CNC Grinder. In the first year we ground more than 10,000 parts and averaged less than 4 minutes a piece. The accuracy increased tremendously when we allowed the machine to line up the next operation. As you can see from the photo attached, the programming is done at the machine with the conversational control. We have been really happy with the results and our customers have been more than thrilled with the faster deliveries and reduced cost from less runtime. … [Read more...]

6 Axis Turning and Milling- Multi-Tool-Machining (MTM)

In 2004 when we purchased our first multi-tool machine, or MTM, it opened the doors to a whole new world of machining.  Customers were able to see the immediate cost savings when we only had one setup to make a complicated part for them.  The accuracy increased tremendously when we allowed the machine to line up the next operation.  As you can see from the photo attached, parts went from simple to complex in one machine with several operations being coordinated at one time. To have the ability … [Read more...]

High-speed milling and More at Metalmite

Many times people ask what size parts we machine here at Metalmite.  Knowing that we do a lot of 5 axis machining as well as 6 axis turning & milling, they wonder if we make large or small parts.  It is difficult to answer this question because people tend to hear what they want to hear.  If we say yes to everything they just think we are bragging.  The parts in the picture attached to this post are small enough to put a 100 piece in the palm or your hand.  It is hardened stainless steel and … [Read more...]