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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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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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Saving Time and Money for our Customers

Metalmite has worked very hard to save time and money for their customers over the years. Everything from adding 5 axis machining to CNC screw machining centers that have decreased our leadtime by half.  On this job in the picture we have manufactured these aluminum plates for over 10 years. The original setup was on 3 seperate CNC Machining centers…

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Metalmite is “Going Green”

I must admit that “Going Green” has become a buzz word today that I am not sure I completely understand. For years in manufacturing we have been discussing “becoming lean”, and the strategies of lean manufacturing. We have Six Sigma seminar’s and discussions about lean work cell’s. We look to cut costs by reducing extra processes and cutting out “non-value…

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About Metalmite

Our Mission “To provide a quality machine shop service that is on time and reasonable.” Tom Gendich, President Tom grew up in the in the manufacturing environment. He can recall deburring parts and sweeping floors back to his early childhood. As a teenager he too learned to run machinery and draw parts to print. Upon graduating high school, Tom pursued…

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High-speed milling and More at Metalmite

Many times people ask what size parts we machine here at Metalmite.  Knowing that we do a lot of 5 axis machining as well as 6 axis turning & milling, they wonder if we make large or small parts.  It is difficult to answer this question because people tend to hear what they want to hear.  If we say yes…

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Mike Gendich, 1940 – 2013

Those who had the privilege of knowing Mike Gendich knew he was a man who lived life to the fullest!  Known for his generosity and his zeal for adventure, it was not uncommon to find him racing motorcycles, driving boats, or flying hangliders and ultralights.  However, after a four year battle with cancer that lead him to several hospitals and…

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Equipment

C.N.C. MILLING EQUIPMENT (12 Machines) (2) Mori Seiki NMV5000DCG 5-Axis machining center (28”x20”x20”) and turning (27.5”dia x 17.7”) (1) OKK VM7 4-axis machining center (60” x 30” x 26” ) with C.N.C. rotary table. (1) Mori Seiki SV500B/50 4-axis machining center (40” x 20” X 20”) with C.N.C. rotary table. (1) Mori Seiki 5000/40: 4-axis machining center (30” x 20”…

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