Ready for Your Most Complex Manufacturing Projects
Our large 5-axis precision milling and turning capabilities are ideal for any project requiring tight tolerances and excellent finishes.
The oversized components we machine are often the foundation of mission critical projects and large assemblies for major customers in industries such as aerospace, energy, and space. From turbine cases to nuclear core shrounds to marine propulsion components, our highly skilled workforce uses the latest large machining, tooling and systems technology to deliver incredible value.
We are prepared to help our customers achieve competitive excellence and win new business.
Whatever the project, we enjoy partnering with customers to overcome every challenge imaginable, exceed expectations and ensure success.
Discover why we are your preferring manufacturing partner.Why Metalex
From the start, we have specialized in assembling the most advanced manufacturing technology in the world to help our customers solve their toughest challenges on-time, under budget and with exceptional quality.View Projects
Our large array of advanced services allows us to deliver manufacturing solutions for the most advanced projects in the world.
From massive oversized parts weighing hundreds of tons, to small components with complex geometry that can be held in the palm of your hand, our team of experts leverage cutting-edge technology to ensure customer success.View All Services
Serving Diverse Industries
Our top-of-the-line facilities, team and equipment are some of the most advanced in the world
Selecting Metalex for your project means having a true manufacturing partner that is committed to delivering the best total value on innovative projects and building lasting relationships based on shared success.
Metalex produces more than just parts, we deliver exceptional success. The impeller is no exception.
NASA and Pratt & Whitney came to Metalex with a seemingly impossible challenge—to use precision 5-axis CNC machining to generate intricate internal flow paths with passages spiraling out of sight on a shrouded titanium impeller for the Space Shuttle Main Engine Turbo-pump.
Previous attempts by others to produce the impeller involved extensive hand grinding and polishing that resulted in an unacceptable, out-of-balance condition. NASA ‘s lead engineer knew the only solution to a functional impeller required the complete machining of all features to the exact profile defined in the 3D CAD model, eliminating the inconsistencies inherent in hand work.
We rose to the challenge, worked as a team, and overcame the obstacles to achieve exceeded customer satisfaction.
Titanium Target Shroud Housing
Here at Metalex, we are proficient in solving complex problems in unheard-of timelines.
For two years, a leading aerospace customer had been working with their existing supplier base with very limited success in building a new, one-piece titanium targeting system shroud housing for the F-18.
This was a very difficult assembly requiring the latest in 5-axis machining, tooling and programming technology. It also required out-of-the-box thinking and a focused, can-do attitude.
After receipt of the first 350 lb. titanium forgings, Metalex exceeded expectations by delivering 5 shrouds weighing 27 lbs to the customer within four months. As a result, our customer won the production contract and Metalex continued successful production until a total of 90 units were delivered meeting all customer requirements.
No matter the project, we are committed to achieving excellence, even on a tight timeline.
At Metalex, we work with innovative, strategic partners to ensure we are delivering the quickest, highest quality possible.
A leader in the automotive industry searched for over two years for a supplier that could grind micron-close tolerances to support their continuously variable transmission project. In addition to holding such tight tolerances across TWO shafts (primary & secondary), Metalex had to have production up and running within 120 days to meet the customer's need and avoid costly delays.
The order was placed in November, the machines arrived in December from Germany, and by early February we began shipping production parts and within a few weeks, we were running two shifts (20 hours per day total) producing over 200 shafts a day.
When we say we’re up for the challenge, we mean it.
At Metalex we start with the fundamental understanding that People are human, they are going to make mistakes and the system must ensure that these mistakes are not allowed to go through.
Check out some of our favorite projects to date and learn why Metalex is your choice partner.
CCE Test Bed Assembly
Combustion Chamber Support
One Piece Impeller
At Metalex, we believe that when people are encouraged and empowered to be their best, they rise to the occasion. Our self-directed workforce is entrepreneurial in both spirit and action. With continuous education, intentional mentoring and a “no teammate stands alone” philosophy, Metalex team members are equipped to continuously grow professionally and personally.
Our commitment to culture is what ultimately makes our achievements possible.
Successful companies have a clear mental picture of how their organization looks when operating at its absolute best. At Metalex, this vision is achieved through what we call Interactions Without Boundaries or “IWB”.
The “IWB” acts as our “playbook” for every leader and team member, clearly defining roles and responsibilities with an emphasis on effectively communicating expectations on a daily basis.
IWB provides strategic clarity and empowers our team to capitalize on each individual's unique skill set. It ensures we are delivering the best possible value for our customers as well as providing job satisfaction for our team members.Read More
Self-Directed WorkforceOur culture is reflected in our flat organizational structure which is supported by our values of mutual trust and teamwork. At Metalex, we have no supervisors. We are a self-directed workforce of strategic, unified partners—unlike the traditional boss / employee structure. Team members are expected to work with a can-do attitude, working as one unit for the success of our customers.
Culture & ValuesWe are committed to quality, craftsmanship and service. Our values define who we are and guide who we aspire to become. Our culture is built on character, trust and teamwork and our culture is what sustains us today and drives us into tomorrow.
Join a culture that is committed to loyalty, continuous improvement, innovation and quality. We are always looking for brilliant, hardworking individuals who are ready to take the next step in their career and join us in solving some of the biggest challenges out there.Learn More
Metalex is continuously developing and implementing cutting edge manufacturing technology to deliver exceptional quality, service, on-time delivery and affordability. Learn more about what Metalex is doing below.
We Are Growing Our Curvic Grinding Expertise
Metalex’s unique combination of specialized equipment, technical expertise allows us to produce extremely accurate Curvic Couplings needed for critical rotating components across a variety of industries.Curvic Grinding
New High Bay Facility Construction Complete
In 2021, Metalex completed construction of a new 45,000 sq. ft. environmentally controlled facility designed for precision manufacturing and assembly of large complex components for a diverse group of customers and industries.Large Machining
Metalex Receives NASA Space Flight Award
Metalex is proud to be a recipient of NASA Space Flight Awareness Award. Metalex was nominated for this award by our customers for exceptional quality, on-time delivery and affordability on mission critical hardware.Customer Recognition
Working at Metalex
Quality, craftsmanship and service are the culture and character of our company. We build trust through honest and open communication with teammates, customers and business partners. We do what we say and say what we do – this is what sets our people and company apart. learn more about a Career at Metalex.Careers
Metalex is Recognized by the State of Ohio for Contributions to Strengthening Ohio’s Business Community
Metalex is recognized by the State of Ohio for Contributions to Strengthening Ohio's Business Community by the Ohio Secretary of State.Continue Reading
Metalex is recognized by Vetrepreneur Magazine for Supporting the hiring and training of US Military Veterans, which accounts for approximately 15% of our total workforce.
Metalex is recognized in Vetrepreneur magazine, a publication dedicated to veteran owned businesses for hiring and training of US Military Veterans.Continue Reading