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Fabrication of heavy gauge Particle Accelerator Base Weldment for the Scientific Research Industry

Chicago Metal Fabricators was approached by a client in the scientific research industry to fabricate base weldments for particle accelerators. We first plasma cut all the A36 steel parts with a Messer 400 amp high definition bevel plasma cutter.

Then, utilizing a Fanuc Large Scale Robotic Weld System and Pama Speedram Horizontal Bar, we welded and machined the 14′ long, 4′ wide and 2′ high, base weldments. All of this was done while holding tightest tolerances of +/-.001 throughout the entire process.

The weldments were then stress relieved, abrasive blasted and painted. 180 of the 9,500 lbs weldments were thoroughly inspected, tested and delivered.

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Specifications about this Particle Accelerator Base Weldment

Product DescriptionThis base weldment is used within a particle accelerator application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Plasma Cutting
Welding
Robotic Welding
Flux Core Welding
Machining
Horizontal Boring Bar
Secondary Operations:
Stress Relieving
Abrasive Blasting
Painting
Paint PrimerPaint Final Coat
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartMesser 400 amp High Definition Bevel Plasma
Fanuc Large Scale Robotic Weld System
Pama Speedram Horizontal Bar
Overall Part Dimensions
Material Thickness: 2″
Length: 14 ft
Width: 4 ft
Height: 2 ft
Tightest Tolerances+/-.001
Material UsedA36 Steel
Material FinishWet coat
In process testing/inspection-performedFaro Laser Tracker
Magnetic Particle Weld Inspection
Estimated Part Weight9,500 lbs
Industry for UseScientific Research
Volume180
Standards MetAWS D1.1, 3D CAD Drawing, Customer Specs
Product NameParticle Accelerator Base Weldment