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...]

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...]

Turn those Flanges

Metalmite is known for making flanges and shafts fast and accurately. We have 31 machines and they are ready to move at your command. Let us know what you need us to look at. If you are looking for a Good Machine Shop! Look no more. Metalmite uses 6 axis lathes and 5 axis mills to stay current with technology. We are a full-service machine shop located in Rochester, Michigan, we manufacture, modify, and repair prototype and production parts for a wide variety of clients. What makes us … [Read more...]

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...]

CV Joints Finished on the CNC Mill

For years we have been asked to help prototype Outer Races for the CV Joint and Driveline groups that we work for. We have always been able to rough them out and grind everything except the ball tracks after heat treat. This year we explored our options in tooling and quality assurance and found that we could finish the tracks on all 300 pcs for a customer!  We are so excited that our new DMG Mori machines and our partners at ISCAR and Sandvik are able to develop and hold these … [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...]

Metalmite Gear Cutting

Metalmite's Bill Clark is an expert in gear cutting. Here he is cutting an internal spline that is modified with a 20 degree pressure angle and full fillet.  After Bill secured the tooling, he custom ground the fillet on his surface grinder and cut the internal on the Fellows Shaper cutter. If you are looking for a Good Machine Shop! Look no more. 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...]

Cutting Internal spline teeth at Metalmite

Cutting internal splines is something we have done for years. More recently we have done this using Wire EDM technology.  We have one of the only Wire EDM's on the market that is certified by the aerospace industry to cut with minimal recast. This is critically important on engine components. Let us take a look at your project today and we will tell you the best way to get it done.   With our top-of-the-line AgieCharmilles wire machines we look to be precise and fast. One look at our … [Read more...]

Flanges and Gears at Metalmite

Sometimes seeing is believing. As one customer recently looked at our shipping bench and exclaimed, "I didn't know you guys did gear-work?" We probably ship half as much gear-work as we do anything else in our facility. Internal splines on flanges and external gears that get ground- we do it all. Not only can we do the 5 axis machining on them, but we can do a complete process to get you parts quick. Please remember to let us quote your spline and gear work in the future. Send it directly to … [Read more...]