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50,000 Reasons to Celebrate at Metalmite

Mike in the basement 1968

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 pictures to show the transition of our equipment. We now offer a full line of over 30 CNC machining centers, consisting of 3,4,5, and 6 axis equipment. We have Wire EDM and CNC Grinding.We run PC DMIS on our CMM for maximum accuracy and reporting on our inspections. Our two 5 axis Mori Seiki mills are considered the strongest in the industry and we have seen many benefits from them over the last few years. Our sub-spindle multi-axis lathes have shown us that parts can go from bar to finished part in a matter of minutes on just one machining center – saving time and money for our customers. As our crew and shop floor space increased, so did the diversity of our clientele.  We now serve the Aerospace, Automotive, Military, Medical, and Tooling industries.  Our equipment has allowed us the flexibility to serve multiple industries with little or no adjustment period. We want to say “Thank you” for this opportunity, and on behalf of my late father, thank you for the last 45 years!

Mike and Char in the second building in Rochester Hills 1969
The “New” Metalmite building 1970

Metalmite is a full service machine shop serving Automotive, Aerospace, and Military Industries. We are a certified Prime U.S. Government Contractor, as well as a Sub-Contractor. We work with all kinds of steel, aluminum, and plastic. We have full 3-dimensional cad-cam capabilities and are able to receive most files via e-mail. We offer local pick-up and delivery for all jobs. Metalmite has been serving its customers in this area for over 45 years (Oct 1968) with 10,000 sq.ft. of floor space and 18 employees.
(37) Machines:
(2) CNC 5 Axis Mill
(3) CNC 4 Axis Mills
(5) CNC 3 Axis Mills
(4) CNC 2 Axis Mills
(3) CNC 6 Axis Sub-Spindle Lathes with Live Tooling
(8) CNC Lathes
(2) Conventional Lathe
(3) Universal I.D. O.D. Grinders
(3) Surface Grinders
(1) #3 Moore Jig Grinder
(1) Charmilles Wire EDM
(1) Sheffield CMM
(1) Sunnen Hone
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