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Project of the Week of 07/18/22

We would like to start a Project of the week series or blog to show case what products or project challenges are being designed, machined, and solved from our shop and hopefully yours as well. All are welcomed to comment, post, show case and discuss your projects or ours in this series. We of course can only show works that our customers have granted us permission to use. This is not a how to but an insight of what kind of projects come through our door. We will start this week's project off and see where this goes, thank you to all who contribute and share... Diversified Designs Group.

Project of week is a snap on lid originally designed by our customer to be injection molded for a 12-cavity mold that will be built by an outside source. Customer has requested a machined version of this part prior to having this tool built for destructive testing purposes. We did have to modify the design of this part slightly to be cnc machine friendly in a few areas that contained sharp internal edges. Our task is to cnc machine 20 samples in various materials to validate the part for fit, impact, chemical and fire rating analysis before investing in tooling. Minimum part wall is 0.070 with straight and tapered wall features; smallest radius is 0.015 with a part tolerance of +/- 0.015. Part finish can be lightly sanded but must be smooth. This part is more structural than a wear application and is not FDA compliant but must resist cleaning and elevated temperatures so materials to be tested will include Quadrant PC1000, Quadrant PSU, PROTEUS PP-Copolymer, and Acetron GP POM-C.

Taper Mills, Ball Mills, End Mills, and Bull Mills will be solid carbide from Harvey Tool and all fixturing will be made from Mic6 Aluminum Tool Plate. Not a bad project to start the week of 07/18/22. We would like again to thank our customers for allowing us to share our projects with people who value the manufacturing talent that is out there...

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