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High Precision Sheet Metal Parts

Project Overview:

Material: Stainless Steel 304 (SS 304), Thickness 3.5 mm, Brushed
Manufacturing Process: Laser Cutting & Bending
Surface Finishing: Deburring, Threading M5, Welding, Sanding
Quantity: 345 Units
Lead Time: 18 Days

For thickness 3.5 mm sheet metal parts, the normally acceptable minimum bending height was 14 mm instead of 10.5 mm to this part, which brought the bending difficulty. In addition, seamless connection for welding of the three bent up sides required high precision laser cutting & bending.
Precision Laser Cutting the Parts. The cutting speed was set properly to eliminate or minimize the cut burrs that were removed manually.
Precision Bending the Parts. Seamless connection for welding of the three bent up sides required high precision laser cutting as well as bending.
Welded and Cleaned Parts. All part surfaces were cleaned by removing the laser cut and weld splatters as well as the grease and any residues.
Packaged Parts for Shipping. Since heavy weight, parts were delivered by sea to save shipping cost, which cost time about 20 days.