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Crankshafts and more at Metalmite

Making a crankshaft is a difficult process that many shops cannot do successfully. A few years ago a customer asked Metalmite to get involved a manufacture a crankshaft that the original company could no longer make. We went to work and developed a process that uses eccentric fixtures and multiple centers to be able to turn and grind these crankshafts.…

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Who Invented the First Lathe?

Who invented the first Lathe? As much as I would like to say Metalmite, it was not! Our friends at Wikipedia tell us: David Wilkinson (January 5, 1771 – February 3, 1852)[1] was a U.S.mechanical engineer who invented a lathe for cutting screw threads, which was extremely important in the development of the machine tool industry in the early 19th…

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