Fabrication of an Aluminum Enclosure Panel

An OEM came to us for fabrication of an aluminum enclosure panel that would be part of a medical diagnostic device. This is one of several components we make for this assembly. Working from 2D CAD drawings, we created the necessary custom fixturing and then applied CNC punching and bending to shape the piece to its final size of 18.00” x 8.00” x 3.25”. The panel was completed with PEM insertion of studs and nuts, and a customized conversion coating was applied as a corrosion inhibitor. During the manufacture of this panel, we worked within tolerances of ±.005”. Although this piece was made from aluminum, we also make similar pieces from stainless steel.

Aluminum Enclosure Panel

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Project Details

Product Description

This aluminum component plate is used within a(n) medical diagnostic device. This can also be made using Stainless Steel.

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Custom Fixturing
CNC Punching
CNC Bending
PEM Insertion of studs and nuts
Customized Plating-Conversion Coating
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Trumpf TruPunch 1000
Trumpf TruBend 5085
Haeger Hardware Insertion Press
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 18.00"
Width: 8.00"
Height: 3.25"
Tightest Tolerances ±.005"
Material Used Aluminum
Max Material Finish 63Ra
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
First Article, PPAP level 3
Material & plating certification (Certs)
Certificate of Conformance (COC)
Estimated Part Weight Less Than 1lb
Industry for Use Medical diagnostic equipment
Volume 200-300 EAU
Delivery Location Chicago, Illinois
Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing,

MIL specifications
ASME Y14.5M-1994
Product Name

Enclosure Panel