The most successful companies are those whose companies have the capacity and desire to learn the most.

– Frank Bacha
Elkins Machine Detroit



Elkins Machine & Tool offers over four decades of specialized service. Our facility focuses on steel work in the automotive, automotive performance and automotive aftermarket areas, along with fasteners, construction and pump manufacturing fields. Other areas of expertise include military systems, material handling, conveyor systems, RV and ATV markets, porting, and manifolds from pneumatic breathing machinery in the fittings, valves, assembly, cylinder component, distribution manifold and tube bending areas, among others. Customers should note that Elkins specializes in complete pre- and post-welding systems and pre- and post-heat treating (hard) machining.

Due to Elkins’ expertise in tool making, if often designs, creates and supplies Steel machine tooling for other facilities within the industry.

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Our staff services the following Steel markets and more:

Valve Components
Automotive Aftermarket
Paint Valves & Fittings
Industrial Cylinders
Vehicle Performance Enhancement (Racing)
Hardware (specifically Fasteners)
Marine Components
Stainless Steel Tubing
Farm Machinery & Equipment
Green Energy
Renewable Energy
RV-Motor Homes
Dairy Machinery-related Stainless Steel
Cutlery, Hand tools & General Hardware
Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Products
Screw Machine Products
Bolts, Nuts, Screws, Rivets & Washers
Machine Tools, Metal Cutting Types
General Industrial Machinery & Equipment
Pumps & Pump Equipment
Motorcycles, Bicycles & Parts
What grades are you capable of machining?
Many, many different grades including 12L14, 1215, 1018, 1137, 11L37, 1144, 11L44, 1045, 1035, 8620, 86L20, stressproof, 3140, 41L40, 4340, 4130 and fatigue proof. If you have a question about a grade, just ask our sales staff.
When it comes to Rockwell hardness, what is your machining tolerance?
ETD 150.
What is the best grade of steel used on a screw machine to achieve the best price possible?
12L14 (leaded) or 1215 (non-leaded).
Can you plate, heat-treat, braze, weld, black oxidize, etc. my order?
Yes, we can do those things through our approved secondary vendors.
Do you do barrel and rack plating?
Yes, we do, but it has to be specified and quoted accordingly.
Do you provide lot availability?