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Out of This World CNC Machining

This year NASA has landed on Mars with a spacecraft known as “Curiosity” and they are conducting high-profile surveillance of the planet. We are not sure if we made any parts on the craft, as most of customers do not reveal the ultimate use of the products we machine. However we do notice some things we have in common with…

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Ballscrew Manufacturer’s Answer

A Ballscrew manufacturer hired Metalmite to machine some ballnuts and ballscrews parts for them. The initial difficultly figuring out how to machine the ball tracks, as they are not designed with a full radii, but rather “ogival” in nature. As the challenge came Metalmite answered. We developed a single point threading operation that roughed out the thread and then ball…

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Who Invented the Involute Gear and Metalmite

In our industry of CNC Machining we produce many splined shafts and gears for people. Every once in a while someone asks us who invented the involute gear. We decided to publish that here so you could educate yourself. Professor Earle Buckingham invented the involute function — that nonstandard center distance, and radius at which teeth point, could be calculated.…

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5 Axis Machining done the Metalmite Way!

Machining on our new Mori Seiki NMV 5000 DCG helps reduce, and in some cases even eliminate, most NON-Value added activities. Such as, the total number of setups needed is reduced, the number of separate operations is reduced, fixtures and fixturing is reduced and the need for secondary (off-line) work is reduced. To our customers the bottom-line is, your parts…

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Watching your Pennies with CNC Machining

Metalmite has long been know for our ability to machine micro sized parts. As you can see from the photo, some of our parts are difficult to see with the naked eye! We have one of the only Mori Seiki Mini Mills in the area (Mori’s NVD 1500 DCG) It is considered by some to be a CNC Jig Grinder…

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A Larger CNC Lathe on Metalmite’s Floor!

As a CNC Machine shop we were very hesitant to change from our main staple brand, Mori Seiki, to buy this new lathe. However, after seeing a demo in Chicago and finding out that this Samsung machine is built on the Mori Seiki SL series bed, we decided to try it out. Having a 15 inch chuck, a 4.625 through…

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