Steel Detent Plates

A client from the security industry approached Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. for the fabrication of a steel detent plate to be a part of a locking mechanism. Our tool making experience was an added benefit when this job required production fixtures that we custom designed and manufactured in-house. This order required us to use automatic bar-fed CNC turning, CNC milling and wire EDM processes on C1018 steel to complete the 1.125" diameter plate that had a thickness of 3/8". Also, we applied secondary processes of heat treating and clear trivalent plating for corrosion resistance. Working with location and rotational tolerances of ±.002", the plates met all the high quality standards that we guarantee our customers.

Steel Detent Plates

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Project Details

Product Description

This steel detent plate is used within a(n) locking mechanism application

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Production Fixtures
Custom Designed & Manufactured Fixtures in-house
CNC Turning
CNC Milling
Wire EDM
Heat Treatment
Plating-Clear Trivalent
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
CNC Lathe, CNC Vertical Mill, Wire EDM
Overall Part Dimensions Length: 1.125 diameter x 3/8" thick
Tightest Tolerances Location and Rotational Tolerances Need to be Held +/-.002"
Material Used C1018 Steel
Max Material Finish 63Ra
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
CMM Inspection
Inspection Utilizing Checking Fixture
First Article
Material & Plating certification (Certs)
Certificate of Conformance (COC)
Estimated Part Weight Less Than 1 lbs.
Industry for Use Security
Volume Blanket Releases
Delivery Location Wisconsin
Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name

Steel Detent Plates