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Laser Cutting of Pre-Production Steel Tube Plate for the Alternative Energy Industry

Steel Tube Plate
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Steel Tube Plate
  Laser Cutting of Steel Tube Plate
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Laser Cutting of Steel Tube Plate
   

A customer in the alternative energy industry contracted us to produce this component utilizing our metal stamping capabilities. We provided the customer with initial units fabricated by using one of our 4,000 watt lasers.

Upon approval the customer requested a pre-production run of 55,000 pieces. The problem was that they needed the order before we could fabricate the tooling required for stamping. Fortunately we were able to meet this requirement by producing the run on our Amada laser cutting equipment. The finished part required minimal tolerances, which our advanced laser cutting system was easily able to maintain. The part was made of A572 grade 50 steel, and measured 128mm in length, 172mm in width, and 7.9mm in thickness, and featured natural finish. As with all of our laser cut or progressive die stamping products, a high level of quality control is maintained throughout the run. The remainder of the run was completed on our 800 ton press; we produced the pre-run order with a two week lead time and the remaining 945,000 over an 18 month period. For more information on this project, see the table below or contact us directly.

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Highlights of this Precision Laser Cutting & Stamping Project

Product Description Laser Cutting & Precision Die Stamped Tube Plate
Precision Laser Cutting & Progressive Die
Stamping Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Laser Cutting
Progressive Die Metal Stamping
  • Tool Design and Manufacturing
  • Stamp 5 Units for First Article Inspection
  • Complete Production Run
  • 1,200 Pieces Per Hour
Secondary:
Bulk Packaging
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Pre-Production: Amada Laser
Production: 800 Ton Press
Overall Part Dimensions Length: 128mm
Width: 172mm
Thickness: 7.9mm
Tightest Tolerances ±.01mm
Material Used A572 Grade 50 Steel
Material Finish As Stamped
In process testing/inspection performed Dimensional Inspection
  • Micrometers
  • Calipers
  • CMM
Industry for Use Alternative Energy
Volume Laser Cut: 55,000 Units
Stamping: 1,000,000 Units over 18 Months
Delivery/Turnaround Time 2 Weeks
Delivery Location Arizona
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name Steel Tube Plate
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