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Punching & Laser Cutting for Cross Member Project

Punching & Laser Cutting for Cross Member Project
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Punching & Laser Cutting for Cross Member Project

At Midwest Precision Inc., we provide custom metal fabrication with flexible production volume and delivery options. The cross member pictured here is used by a customer in the transportation industry. When the customer places an order, these parts are delivered every other day, with a weekly volume of 5 to 12 pieces. To create this custom cross member, 10 gauge Galvanneal and various thicknesses of A572 HSLA steel sheet and plate are punched or laser cut to shape, holding tolerances as tight as ±0.010”.

We operate an advanced automated CNC punching and laser cutting system capable of creating custom cut shapes without operator intervention. In addition, our 6-axis laser cutting table is able to cut 3D shapes after forming. This provides additional flexibility in determining the optimal fabrication process for a given part design.

After the sheet and plate pieces are formed, they are welded using stitch, seam, and plug welding methods. Each of these methods offers different advantages in strength and distortion characteristics. The finished part is sand blasted and powder coated to customer specifications before delivery. For additional details regarding this custom turnkey steel fabrication project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Cross Member Highlights

Product Description
Cross Member
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
  • Punch/Laser cut sheet metal
  • Form Sheet and Plate metal
  • Machine chamfer
  • Saw Cutting
  • Drill and Tap
  • Plug Weld
  • Stitch And Seam Weld
  • Blast and Powder Coating

Secondary/Subcontracted:
  • Sand Blast
  • Shipped
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 72”
Width: 24”
Height: 80”
Bend Angle:
  • 90°
  • 50.5°
  • 45°
  • 40°
  • 30°
Tightest Tolerances
±.010”
Material Used
  • 10 GA GALVANNEALED SHEET
  • 3/16" A572 GR 50 STEEL
  • 1/4" A572 GR 50 STEEL
  • 3/8" A572 GR 50 STEEL
  • 1/2" A572 GR 50 STEEL
  • 1/4-20 Cage Nut
  • 4.0 X 3.0 X .375” Wall Tubing
  • 2" 4140 HR Round Bar
Material Finish
Galvannealed sheet and Hot Rolled plate
Powder coat
Sand Blasting
Additional Facts
Drawings Accepted DXF and TIFF
Industry for Use
Transportation
Volume
5-12 units per week
Cell capacity is 5 per day
Delivery/Turnaround Time
2 week pipeline with deliveries every other day
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name
Cross member
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