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...]

3D Printing at Metalmite

As we have started using the 3D printers now at Metalmite we are finding new uses everyday! We have used the Carbon-fiber and the Nylon in several applications and have learned that there are even more uses than we imagined. The 17-4 printer is close to ready and we look forward to printing the steel parts very soon! Metalmite will be capable of printing aluminum, tool steel, stainless, and HSLA now. According to an article in "The proposed U.S. military budget for … [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...]

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...]


Metalmite continues use Gibbs Cam to program complex parts and keep up with customer demands. We have several seats available to our highly-talented programmers and we use them to keep customers happy Found online here ( "Designed and created by the people who invented 3D printing and modern 3D scan data processing and … [Read more...]

Blue Coats are Coming!

Metalmite takes Quality very seriously! Our new Quality Assurance Manager has made sure that the members of the Quality Department are clearly noticed as well. You will see them in the blue lab coats. They will also be holding the new ISO 9001:2015 Certification in their hands very shortly as they are pressing forward with the upgrade for Metalmite. Here are the main benefits of the ISO upgrade: The benefits of ISO 9001 are not overstated; companies large and small have gained great … [Read more...]

Turn and Mill Complete at Metalmite????

Metalmite is known for making the parts regardless of the challenges! We are able to use our multi-axis machines to turn and mill at the same time. In the past we had 4 or 5 operations and setups to complete a part, but now we have parts coming off the machine complete. We are excited to be lowering the piece prices and increasing the volumes that we can offer or customer base. We have been able to keep up with thousands for parts per order now instead of simply hundreds. Give us a … [Read more...]

Turn and Mill

Metalmite is known for fast lathe turn-around and speedy milling complex parts! You can see that this part has both turning and milling and is also made from stainless steel. We are not scared away by complexity and intricacy as some shops may be. We look forward to a challenge!  We have been told recently that it looks like we make "jewelry" in our shop. The parts we make are high-tolerance and low volume and we have no room for error. Look at the list of sample parts on our … [Read more...]

Ed Eshelman and Metalmite are joining forces

We are very excited to be able to offer you a "Strategic Partnership" with Metalmite and Ed Eshelman Consulting. As an independent consultant working closely with the Metalmite Team, Ed brings to the table more than 20 years of Senior Engineering leadership and is able to offer "Concurrent Engineering" services to our customers to dwindle lead-times and save in manufacturing mistakes. Ed has worked with and used Metalmite at multiple companies as a supplier and is now joining forces with … [Read more...]