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Custom Water Jet Cutting of Aluminum

Project description

A customer asked manufacture decorative finials used in commercial lighting fixtures.  Although the product didn’t require precision tolerances, edge finish was important as an artistic feature.  The finials were cut from 3/8” thick aluminum plate using our abrasive water jet cutting system.  This process leaves a clean, smooth edge, eliminating the need for secondary finishing and tumbling.  By removing two of three traditional manufacturing steps, CIM Metals was able to produce 500 of these parts in just three days.

Highlights of this custom water jet cutting project.

Aluminum finial for the lighting industry<

Specifications
Process Precision cutting of 2 dimensional shapes using abrasive water jet
Tightest Tolerance +/- 0.003" (+/- 0.076 mm)
Material Thickness 0.375" (9.53 mm)
Product Length 6.4375” (163.5 mm)
Product Width 2.5” (63.5 mm)
Base Material Aluminum 6061-T651
Industry for Use Lighting
Quantity 500 pieces
Delivery Time 72 hours
Project Scope Manufacture from stock plate
Design Work CAD design derived from paper-based production drawings
Drawing Type Accepted Hard copy

 

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