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What’s New for 2022?

What’s New for 2022?

Metalmite would like to welcome our new Director of Operations Metalmite is excited to announce the hiring of our new Director of Operations, Mark Price.  After serving 6 years on active duty in the Armed Services, Mark started his 25-year career in manufacturing.  During this time Mark has earned CPIM certification along with extensive training in Toyota Productions System and Lean Management. …

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Gear Cutting at Metalmite

Gear Cutting at Metalmite

Metalmite has been making gears and splines for decades.  The roots of our family business are with Michael Gendich II (MGII) in Downtown Detroit in the 1940’s.  MGII was the first person to bring a Herringbone Gear Cutter into Michigan for large gears.  We have been told that this gear cutter is still being used today in the Detroit area! …

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Metalmite and the very precise Wire EDM

Metalmite and the very precise Wire EDM

Metalmite specializes in very small, very precise aerospace components.  About 20 years ago it became necessary to invest in multiple Wire EDM machines to accomplish this task in-house. Taken from www.EDMdept.com: “The Wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) process uses a thin single strand of wire, which is fed through the workpiece in conjunction with deionized water. During this process, electric…

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3D Surfacing on CNC Mills

Using the latest Gibbs Cam software we are able to surface parts like this out of solid and get prototype parts to our customer as needed. These parts are simulating a rough casting so they are meant to look unfinished. We are able to take advantage of Volumill and machine parts in half the time using the algorithm that they…

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CNC CAD AND GIBBSCAM 12

Metalmite continues use Gibbs Cam to program complex parts and keep up with customer demands. We have several seats available to our highly-talented programmers and we use them to keep customers happy Found online here (https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/geomagic-control-x-2018-and-gibbscam-12-drive-productivity-and-efficiency-for-manufacturing-software-industry-300520852.html): “Designed and created by the people who invented 3D printing and modern 3D scan data processing and inspection, Geomagic Control X 2018 builds upon…

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Safety Matters at Metalmite

Safety Matters at Metalmite

Our new safety program is being rolled out this month. Ask one of the employees how that is going. We are taking the initiative to keep everyone safe and keep your parts safe and sound at the same time! Recently I read this in an article- “Every person working in a machine shop must be trained on the equipment present,…

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Splined Shafts

We make thousands of splined shafts per year and many customers do not seem to know that. Just the other day we were giving a shop tour and someone commented how many splined shafts were on carts in our shop during various processes and they could not believe it. We informed them that splines and gears are probably the most…

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CV Joints Finished on the CNC Mill

For years we have been asked to help prototype Outer Races for the CV Joint and Driveline groups that we work for. We have always been able to rough them out and grind everything except the ball tracks after heat treat. This year we explored our options in tooling and quality assurance and found that we could finish the tracks…

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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…

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Face Splines

Using our 6 axis lathes with live tooling we are able to make complex parts in a fraction of the time it used to take. In the picture here you can see how this part would normally be many different operations on many different machining centers. We continue to explore the latest technology and try the latest tooling as well.…

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