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Metalmite Has a New Director of Operations

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…

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3D Printing at Metalmite

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…

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Ed Tibbitts, Longtime Employee passed away Jan 22, 2019

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…

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Quality and Safety

Quality and Safety

Recently I read an article about how quality and safety go hand and hand. You would not normally think these two are related in that way. But the article talked about how the CEO of Alcoa, Paul O’Neill, made it his number one objective to keep the workers safe. From this goal he also increased their quality, their profits, and…

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3D Printing is at Metalmite

3D Printing is at Metalmite

We are always looking for ways to provide faster service while maintaining our strict quality standards. Recently we were made aware of this 3D Printer from 3D systems that can “print” parts in a matter of hours! We purchased th ProX DMP 300 and a Markforged Mark Two printer. We can print 17-4 stainless, a 4140 type of steel, and…

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Make in One Operation

Make in One Operation

For the last 20 years or so we have prided ourselves with making parts as fast as possible. We found that being able to make parts all in one operation not only saved time, but made for very accurate parts. This only makes us more valuable since we are now serving aerospace and medical customers. We have even taken parts that…

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CNC Grinding and Beyond

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…

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New Signs, But Same Great Service!!!!

New Signs, But Same Great Service!!!!

The Metalmite sign was originally made out of wood for the founder in the early 1970’s. Recently we repainted it and added the 50 year logo to the building as well. We are proud of our roots, proud of our 50 year journey, and proud to be here to serve you! In 1968 Metalmite Corporation was started in the basement…

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5 Axis on Face-Splines

5 Axis on Face-Splines

We have been asked by customers to use our 5 axis technology to machine many things. One of the more common requests is a face-spline. We are able to read the model and mill the spline complete. The reason these are not easy for anyone to do is that they require constant axis synchronous movement and CAD-CAM software to support…

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15-5 Stainless is no problem!

Using the New DMG Mori CTX 6 axis machine we made this housing complete out of 15-5 stainless steel. We are excited to bring this new technology to the forefront and explore faster and better ways to create better products and lower prices! This part was able to be made in a fraction of the time it took previously! What…

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