At American Industrial, we provide a comprehensive list of manufacturing and product development services that are centered within metal stamping and die cutting processes.
Since our founding in 1981, we have become a single source solution for stamping services. Our capabilities and production capacity is vast, and is geared to handle the most demanding applications. This is possible due to our state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot facility, located in Chicago, Illinois. It is also the result of a deep commitment to providing the best value and highest quality products in the industry. This commitment is exhibited in our ISO 9001: 2008 certification.
The frame bracket which is pictured here was created for one of our long time customers that manufactures tools for the tattoo industry. Because of the ultimate use of the finished product, which is akin to a medical device, high precision and durability were a must. As a full service, technology-forward company, we have the skills and equipment to use a variety of manufacturing strategies for the efficient production of virtually any sized order.
Based on the material and volume requirements for this job, we used our laser cutter to shape the component and our press brake to form the bends. We then moved the frames over to our milling equipment to drill the holes and cut the internal thread, with additional machining operations creating the final geometry. The parts were tumbled to clean and remove surface contaminants before being given their powder coated finish, which added a high level of durability to the finished part.
The part was constructed from 12 gauge cold rolled steel, better known as “CRS”. This versatile material allowed for low cost manufacturing and high strength, factors which are a requirement for this project. In the end, the finished components measured 2.7921” in length, 1.6467” in width, and 0.5” in height. Our conscientious attention to detail in all phases of manufacturing enabled us to achieve tight ±.005” tolerances. We fabricated 1,000 components in a four week timeframe, and low tooling costs kept the project economical.
If you are interested in more detail about this project or our full range of manufacturing services, contact us today.