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...]

Quality Assurance Room takes off!

We received our new 5 axis CMM from Hexagon Metrology and we have been doing some incredible inspection since then!  Our Inspector Greg R. has gone out for training and learned the new aspects of the new equipment. We have had customer's come just to have us inspect parts that other suppliers made in order to verify results!... For over 45 years Metalmite (see our video here) has pursued manufacturing perfection with a precise mix of quality, service, delivery and price! This winning … [Read more...]

Two Week Turnaround at Metalmite?!?

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 with parts that were log jammed at their place and get them through and out in two weeks or less.  We have over 13 CNC lathes that are ready to eat!  Please let us know if you have these kinds of projects where we will only be doing the green turning and can simply help you with your workflow! If you are … [Read more...]

Detailed Milling

Our CNC milling department has grown substantially over the last 10 years. We have added multiple 5 axis machining centers, multiple seats of Gibbs Cam software for programming, and added 2 new skilled machinist during this time! We are able to take customers files and machine complete from raw math data!  Give us a try and let us dazzle you! The last project we did was exactly what the customer wanted. Metalmite uses 5 axis machining to get the hard-to-reach areas of many parts as well. Our … [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...]

Wire EDM Five Parts at Once

Metalmite loves using our multiple wire EDM's to run multiple parts at the same time.  We have been able to maximize the savings for our customers by running lights out and setting parts all around the table. Five Wire EDM parts In the photo to the right you will see that we are making five parts at the same time. 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 … [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...]

Metalmite and the Big Lathe work

A customer recently toured our shop and said that they decided to label us as a machine shop for small details. We asked what they meant and they explained that when they saw our "Mini-mill" and the microscopic parts we made they went ahead a classified us in their system as a "mini-manufacturer." We told them to do what they want, but also realize that we have the capability to machine 24 inch diameter by 10 foot long parts in our larger equipment as well. Some people forget that we go from … [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...]