Four generations of Melchings have continuously owned and operated our shop for more than 70 years.

Machining is a tough industry, and Melching Machine wouldn't have stayed in business for more than seven decades unless we're good at what we do. We’ve been battle-hardened by a demanding market that won’t accept anything less than the very best.

How have we stuck it out this long, through the economic ups and downs of the last 75 years? It's simple, really. Our diverse clients — in the automotive, appliance, oil, wind, aerospace, advanced manufacturing and medical technology industries — keep our skills sharp and on the leading edge of innovation. And we pride ourselves in establishing long-term relationships with our customers.

Experience says a lot about a company’s character and capabilities. With Melching Machine, you can count on our experience to bring you quality products, fair prices and on-time deliveries.


Our Shop

Take a look at our modern, clean and air-conditioned 24,000 square foot facility with dozens of machines and mills. At the core is our precision testing center and computer design lab. Click on an image to open the slideshow.


Melching Machine is a full-service contract machining facility. We specialize in the design and manufacture of prototype and production rubber molds — compression, transfer and injection.

Our modern air conditioned plant is equipped with an extensive machine inventory that includes CNC turning and machining centers, CNC electronic discharge machines and numerous conventional turning, milling, welding and sawing capabilities. This expansive mix of machines can tackle huge metal panels and tiny, complex parts. When feasible, we have a specially equipped vehicle to deliver your products.

Melching’s quality products are securing oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico, encasing windmill transmissions on wind farms in the plains states, and making medical wire, automotive parts, industrial appliances and more in countless advanced manufacturing environments around the U.S.A.


Equipment Roster


  • (1) Haas VF-1
  • (1) Haas VM-2 Mold Maker – 30" x 22"
  • (8) Haas VM-3 Mold Maker – 26”x 40”
  • (1) Haas VF-3 S.S. - 20”x 40”
  • (1) Haas VF-3 – 20”x 40”
  • (5) Haas VF-6 – 32”x 64”
  • (1) Haas VF-9 – 40”x 84”
  • (1) Haas 1600 YZT - 4 Axis Horizontal Mill
  • (1) Haas UMC 750 - 5 Axis Mill


  • (1) Okuma Genos L250 – Collet
  • (1) Okuma Captain L370 – 10”
  • (1) Okuma Captain L470BB-1250 – 16”
  • (1) Okuma L1420 12”
  • (1) Okuma LB45 – 30”
  • (1) Okuma Flat Bed LH-50NX2000 – 36”
  • (1) Okuma LB3000 EX II – 10”


  • Blanchard #18
  • Kent Mod #KGS-63AD – 12”x 24”
  • Chevalier - 6”x 12”


  • (2) Fortune 1640 Lathe – 14”
  • Fortune 2060
  • Poreba 28” TPK 80-10
  • Standard Modern Lathe – 17”x 60”
  • Summit Lathe – 30”x 60”
  • Lodge Shipley 60” T Lathe

    Electrical Discharge Machines

  • ARD EDM Mod #ARTM60D
  • ARD EDM Mod #ARTM30D
  • Axis CNC Orbiter
  • Fanuc Robocut C600iA Wire EDM
  • ONA NX-4 CNC EDM – 15”x 22”


  • (3) Bridgeport Series 1 Standard 42” with readout


  • Cincinnati Milacron Boring Mill
  • Ayce Horizontal Boring Mill

    Miscellaneous Shop Equipment

  • AEG Tool Grinder
  • Antibus Scales
  • Baldor Grinder
  • Clausing Cosen Hydraulic Saw
  • Dake Arbor Press #1 ½
  • DoAll Band Saw
  • Dvoran Hvd. Iron Worker
  • Giddings & Lewis Radial Drill
  • Gorton PL-2 Panamill
  • Gorton #256 Tool Grinder
  • Melching Hyd. Press
  • Miller Syncrowave 350 Welder
  • Miller Syncrowave 250 Welder
  • Miller Millermatic 350 Welder
  • Milwaukee Drill Press
  • Porter-Cable Vert. Sander
  • Prat & Whitney Vert. Shaper
  • Rockwell Drill Press

Our People

Over the years, we’ve assembled a top-notch team of experienced engineers and machinists who are trained in the latest technologies.

Our employees’ expertise comes from more than training, though. Beneath the technical know-how, they’re driven by a passion for the work. We love trouble shooting, problem solving and finding a better way — the best way — to get the job done.

Melching Machine employs more than 20 trained toolmakers who represent hundreds of years in combined machining experience. Additionally, our office team provides the full service and support our customers require.

With Melching Machine, you get the benefit of passion and training, combined with a rock-solid Midwest work ethic that doesn't quit until the job is done right.


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