Is your Yoke too much?

Metalmite has been known to make yokes from solid in record time and at record low cost. We have 5 and 6 axis equipment that can make these parts in 1 or 2 operations complete! We can even put the splines in using wire EDM or other methods. Our customers agree that the costs have come down substantially since we have made the investment in this new technology. CNC milling department has grown substantially over the last 10 years. We have added multiple 5 axis machining centers, multiple … [Read more...]

Turning Lathe Parts FAST

  Metalmite has always made very small parts that are extremely precise. You can see by the photo attached that these parts are like thimbles, yet the tolerances are very tight.  These also happen to be stainless steel parts that must be made from solid bar stock. We have found that by using our Mori double chuck lathes with live tooling we can make parts like this fast and accurately. Our customers agree that the costs have come down substantially since we have made the … [Read more...]

Small But Detailed Parts

Metalmite is known for extreme accuracy on very small parts. We have a "Mini-mill" that is made by Mori Seiki and several other machines that excel in making small details. The following parts have a series of tiny holes around the ID as you can see in the photo. We take pride in making sure every feature is covered and accurate to customer specifications. 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 … [Read more...]

Quick Turns at Metalmite

We are ready to put our lathe department to work for you!  We have 11 CNC lathes and 5 of those have milling capabilities!  Let us know what your urgent needs are and if it is simply turn only we can do some "quick turn-a-round" options for you.  Some of our customers use us as an extension of their own shops to just knock out one or two operations to help their workflow.  Consider us your extension as well.   We use Mori Seiki CNC Lathes with main spindle, programmable sub-spindle, … [Read more...]

Chipping in to save the planet

Metalmite has always done their part to recycle and save the planet where possible. Many customers have commented that our shop is clean and well maintained. We cannot do that alone, it takes a dedicated team of dynamic employees to band together and pull this off!  Make sure you thank the employees if you get the chance! Your parts are the priority and our environment makes it possible to keep our costs low and quality high. Using our DMG Mori Seiki NMV 5000 5 axis mills we generate a lot of … [Read more...]

Metalmite and New Technology

New technology is always on the horizon. We were able to see first-hand the latest machinery and equipment at the Chicago tool show- IMTS this last year.  We have just been quoted a new machine that will increase our capacity and reduce our lead-times substantially!  We are looking into these kinds of options to help us be competitive and the help our customers meet their demands. Pictures are courtesy of the DMG Mori website. Metalmite uses 6 axis lathes and 5 axis mills to stay current … [Read more...]

CNC Turning the FAST AND FURIOUS

Metalmite has 6 axis multi-tool-machining centers that can make parts complete in one operation.  This saves time and money for the end user. The parts are also more accurate and more precise because there is no human error with them between operations. We use Mori Seiki CNC Lathes with main spindle, programmable sub-spindle, live-tooling and “Y” axes. They are the ultimate in Multi-Tasking lathes. Talk about LEAN machine cells, these machines are like two CNC Lathes back-to-back with a … [Read more...]

Memorable Mike

Our founder, Mike Gendich, was certainly memorable to all he came in contact with.  Whether is was the little yellow dog that went everywhere with him (including customer's shop floors) or the Segway he would ride around on, unicycles, hang gliders, his Harley, the ice cream truck, or any of the other of hundreds of things he did that causes everyone he knew to smile when they think about him- no one argues that he was in fact memorable.  The dictionary defines memorable as: worth remembering or … [Read more...]

Five Axis Milling on Internal Diameters

Many time the most difficult part for us to machine is the interior features of a detail. For example, if you look at the attached photo you will see that there are many square features that protrude towards the inside and they all need to be machined in.  Years ago we relied on slotting and shaper cutters to do this feature for us. Today we use our DMG Mori Seiki NMV 5000 five axis mill and make it complete. You can see the cut lines and interior detail that came out so smoothly. … [Read more...]

Aluminum Rocks

Metalmite loves the opportunity to make parts out of aluminum. There are challenges that we have overcome, and there are rewards when comparing it to machining alloy and stainless steels. This part was made in two operations on the Mori Seiki 5 axis mill. To learn more about how we can machine your aluminum parts send us an email. 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. … [Read more...]