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Laser Cutting of heavy gauge metal for Machinery Base Frame for the Air Compressor Industry

A customer, who produces air compressors, approached Chicago Metal Fabricators to laser cut 5 machinery base frames. Utilizing a 8 kW fiber laser, we laser cut the 1/4″ thick A36 steel machinery base frames while holding tightest tolerances of +/- 1/32″ throughout production. Following cutting, the frames were welded, machined and put through a CNC 350 ton press brake. Each of the 8,500 lbs frames was finished with a powder coat (semi-gloss black) and met ISO 9001-2015 specifications.

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Specifications about this Base Frame for Air Compressors

Product DescriptionThis laser cut machinery base frame is used within an air compressor application
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Laser Cutting
Welding
MIG Welding
Machining
Drill & Tap Holes
Punch Press
Stamp Part Number
Secondary Operations:
Powder Coating
Powder Coat Semi-Gloss Black
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartWhitney 6000 watt Plate Laser
CNC 350 Ton Press Brake
Overall Part Dimensions
Material Thickness: ¼”
Length: 30 ft
Width: 10 ft
Height: 15 in
Tightest Tolerances+/- 1/32″
Material UsedA36 Steel
Material FinishPowder Coat
In process testing/inspection-performedISO 9001-2008
Estimated Part Weight8,500 lbs
Industry for UseAir Compressor
Volume5
Standards MetCustomer supplied print, AWS D1.1, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameMachinery Base Plate