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Six Axis Lathe and Live Tooling

It never ceases to amaze me that we can make parts like this complete in one machine. Our Mori Seiki NL-2500 sub-spindle lathe with live tooling is really equivalent to four machines though. We were able to get the solid model of that part featured and find a way to turn the interior portion and then mill the outside to meet the customers needs. Each of the live pods on the Mori can turn at 6000 RPM’s to give us the power and finish we need to make our customer happy. This part was 304 stainless steel and needed to pass a micro finish inspection on certain portions as well.

We use Mori Seiki CNC Lathes with main spindle, programmable sub-spindle, live-tooling and Y axes. They are the ultimate in Multi-Tasking lathes. Talk about LEAN machine cells, these machines are like two CNC Lathes back-to-back with a full CNC Machining center mounted on top; all working together towards a common goal, your parts faster, better and cheaper. Raw material goes in and finished parts come out. This virtually eliminates all Non-Value-Added activity in the machining process. No need for multiple fixtures and fixturing, no wait time going from machine to machine, no Batch and Queuing just pure LEAN processing. Every activity performed is continuously moving your part closer to a more finished state. Only VALUE added activities goes into your parts.

If you are looking for a Good Machine Shop! Look no more. Metalmite uses 6 axis lathes and 5 axis mills to stay current with technology. We are a full-service machine shop located in Rochester, Michigan, we manufacture, modify, and repair prototype and production parts for a wide variety of clients. What makes us different? For over 45 years we’ve pursued manufacturing perfection with a precise mix of quality, service, delivery and price! This winning combination has helped us earn certification as a Prime contractor for the United States Government, as well as a trusted supplier in many other industries. We use 3,4,5 and 6 axis CNC machining to keep us on the cutting edge of the market. With in-house Wire EDM and CNC grinding we are able to offer full service completion of your project. We are a true single source vendor and one stop shop if you need us! Call for a quote today at 248-651-9415