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Metalmite sends out a low key monthly newsletter that will update you of our new purchases and updated capabilities. You can sign up here: https://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=e86pn5cab&p=oi&m=1102679897956&sit=tpne8gneb&f=d0fa4c75-153b-4aff-80f7-c27454af60d7 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. But w still have to manually debur parts that … [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...]

Porsche, Mori Seiki, and Metalmite- with video

You may be wondering what Porsche, Mori Seiki and Metalmite are all doing in the same sentence.  No, it is not our new delivery vehicle! As most of you know, we have been a predominately Mori Seiki CNC machine shop since 1980. Today we have several 6 axis Mori Seiki lathes and two 5 axis Mori Seiki mills, along with a dozen 2, 3, and 4 axis Mori's throughout our facility.  Recently Porsche partnered with Mori to build the ultimate hybrid racecar for FIA World Endurance Championship.  As far as … [Read more...]

Machining Aluminum at Metalmite

Machining aluminum can present it's challenges, but can also be very productive. Last month we machined out several aluminum arms from solid billet to meet a timeline that our customer laid out.  We found the best endmills on the market and incorporated the volumill software secrets through our Gibbs Cam software and we beat the clock in order to deliver on time.  Many people think that   there is so little resistance with aluminum that there are no hurdles to   overcome.  This is not true!  The … [Read more...]

Five Axis machining at Metalmite

Do not turn your monitor sideways, this is a 5 axis mill and the vise is turned 90 degrees so we can make the part complete. This is one of the many benefits of 5 axis machining. We have enjoyed the benefits of these machines for over 5 years now. Our Mori Sieki 5 axis mill is the strongest on the market today. It will also work and a vertical or horizontal lathe as it turns the part up to 2000 RPM.    Read moreSo why do you need full 5 axis machining from Metalmite? To help increase your … [Read more...]

What is Success?

"Success is doing work that matters for people who care." -Success Magazine Metalmite has focussed on success for over 45 years while mastering 5 axis machining and CNC grinding. Metalmite offers a full line or five axis machining, 6 axis cnc turning, high speed machining, cnc grinding and Wire EDM. We can cut spline shafts, make plastic prototypes, and much more. Look over our website for more information. Metalmite is a full service machine shop serving Automotive, Aerospace, and … [Read more...]

Machine Shops in Detroit Area close down

I received word this month that a couple machine shops in our area have closed their doors. I have not heard why or any other details though. We decided that if we could help in any way we would. If your company had open orders with a shop that closed, we are willing to look the job over and see if we can complete it for you. We know that by the grace of God we are still here, and we want to make the most of our time serving others.  The shops that people told us had closed are: Valiant … [Read more...]

50,000 Reasons to Celebrate at Metalmite

Forty-five years ago - almost to this exact day - my father took out a 3 x 5 card and wrote "Job #1" on the top left corner, thus officially opening Metalmite for business out of our home's basement. To commemorate this event, I have attached a photo of him and two helpers at work in those early years. We are proud to announce that, using that same numbering system, we just wrote "Job #50,000!" We are honored that we have been able to serve so many for so many years! We have also attached a few … [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...]