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Low Volume Manufacturing Aluminum Parts

Project Overview:

Manufacturing Process: CNC Machining
Material: Aluminum 6061-T6
Surface Finishing: Sanding, Anodizing Silver, Logo Silk-screening
Quantity: 200 Units
Lead Time: 20 Days

Customer was an America company specializing in designing products in home automation systems. It was the first time for customer to use Made in China for their products that were used to be made in South Korea or Japan, customer stressed importance of quality before rapid prototyping.
Two aluminum fixtures were used to ensure shape stability during milling since its thin wall 1 mm and big dimensions (L×W) 260×160 mm.
aluminum anodized and silkscreened parts 9CNC milled parts. Total 15 cutting tools were used for the whole milling process. Cutting lines on outside surface were removed by hands sanding.
aluminum anodized and silkscreened parts 7The sanded and anodized silver parts. The anodizing finishing provided better adhesion to other coatings, such as the Logo silk-screening ink.
The Logo and Text silk-screened parts. Hardening agent was mixed to the ink to ensure durable adhesion of the silk-screened ink to the parts.
aluminum anodized and silkscreened parts 8The assembly testing with Middle Frame part made of plastic ABS+PC by Injection Molding. This two parts worked together as intended well.
packing parts for delivery.jpgThe finished and packaged parts. Each part went through strict quality inspection, the substandard ones were sorted out for repair or remake.