Aluminum Turning Rack Castings

As a direct result of our expertise in CNC machining of castings, a client in the storage and shelving industry contacted us to complete this turning rack, as part of a family of cast machine parts. We are also experts in tool making and created the hydraulic fixturing needed for this project. The turning rack was made from A-380 cast aluminum with a 63Ra finish that we drilled, tapped, bored, and broached on our vertical CNC equipment. The finished part measured 10" x 11" x 1.25" and weighed 1.5 lb. We machine approximately 40,000 of these yearly and deliver them to the customer's facility so they could be part of an automated storage assembly application.

Aluminum Turning Rack Castings

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Project Details

Product Description

This turning rack casting is used within a(n) Automated Storage assembly application

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Hydraulic Fixturing made in-house
CNC Milling
Broaching- incorporated into the mill program
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Vertical CNC machine
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 10"
Width: 11"
Height: 1.25"
Tightest Tolerances Sizes to .001"
Location to .005"
Material Used A-380 Cast Aluminum
Max Material Finish 63Ra
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Porosity Inspection
Dimensional Inspection Using Various gages
First Article, PPAP level 1
Estimated Part Weight 1.5lbs
Industry for Use Storage and shelving industry
Volume 40,000 Pieces
Delivery Location Wisconsin
Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Turning Rack