Industrial Communications Application
As new technology requires features to become smaller and more complex, more and more customers are contacting our team at Optics Technology, Inc. to assist in the design and fabrication of miniature components used in advanced products. For the project highlighted here, a customer in the communications industry contacted us for consultation in a micro-machining application. Machining miniature or sub-micro components require an entirely different skillset and level of experience than standard machining, and we employ some of the most experienced machinists in the industry.
The stainless steel component shown here is a mere 1 mm thick and measures 1" by 5" across. Geometric tolerances as tight as ±0.0002" were held as required in accordance with customer specifications. Dimensional layouts were performed with precision metrology instruments to verify that all customer specifications were met.
Our team not only carefully considers the performance and material of a design but also the manufacturability and overall cost of a product. By utilizing small end mills and drills along with custom fixturing, we were able to produce this complex part in only two operations. We understand that new products must not only perform to high standards, but they must also be manufacturable and cost competitive. Our team can take a concept or initial design and make the necessary changes to create a reproducible, functional product.
We were awarded this project as a result of several referrals from other customers, and the customer for this product expressed appreciated for the quality of work on every facet of the design. This was a small volume custom project that was completed with an expedited lead time of only four weeks. For additional details regarding this precision micro machining project, contact us directly.
Industrial Communication Highlights
- Project Name & Description
- Helped design machinable features for a large communications company. Utilized small end mills and drills along with custom Fixturing to produce this complicated part within 2 operations.
- Micro Machining Custom Fixturing
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- CNC Mill
- Overall Part Dimensions
- 1" x .5" x 1mm thin
- Tightest Tolerances
- ± .0002 in
- Material Used
- Stainless Steel
- Material Finish
- Industry Use
- In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
- Dimensional Inspection
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 4 Weeks
- Delivery Location