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Fabrication of heavy gauge Steel Base Weldment for the Machine Tool Industry

Chicago Metal Fabricators was approached by a customer in the machine tooling industry to fabricate a steel base weldment. The weldment’s A36 steel was plasma cut (Messer 400 amp high definition bevel plasma) and then machined. We then formed the steel at a 135° angle using a 1000 ton x 30 foot press brake. The 17′ long, 15′ wide and 3′ high weldment was then stress relieved and shot blasted. Chicago Metal Fabricators was able to hold tightest tolerances of +/- 1/32″ throughout the fabrication process. Each of the client’s 7, 41,000 lbs base weldments underwent a magnetic particle weld inspection.

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Specifications about this Steel Base Weldment for Machine Tools

Product Description This custom fabricated base weldment is used within a machine tool application.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
High Definition Bevel Plasma Machining
Drill Holes
Mill out Pockets Forming
Form 135°Angle<
Flux Core
Secondary Operations:
Stress Relieving
Shot Blasting
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Messer 400 amp High Definition Bevel Plasma
1000Ton x 30 foot Press Brake
Overall Part Dimensions
Material Thickness: ½ to 4″
Length: 17 ft
Width: 15 ft
Height: 3ft
Tightest Tolerances +/- 1/32″
Material Used A36 Steel
Material Finish None
In process testing/inspection-performed Magnetic Particle Inspection of Welds
Estimated Part Weight 41,000 lbs.
Industry for Use Machine Tool
Volume 7
Standards Met Customer supplied print, AWS D1.1, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name Machine Tool Base Weldment