Fabrication of an Aluminum Expansion Tank Assembly
The oil breather tank highlighted here was manufactured by Central Ohio Metal Stamping for a customer in the automotive aftermarket industry. The customer supplied 2D CAD drawings and called out the use of aluminum. The dimensions and geometry required the use of various high tech metal forming processes including metal stamping. An in-house tooling department fabricated the dies utilizing an Agie wire EDM, this internal resource minimized tooling costs, and adds a measure of control to the process. A Mazak 3D 6-axis laser was used providing high-precision cutting of the aluminum blanks. The tank sections were formed using a deep draw stamping press and then assembled utilizing advanced 6-axis OTC Daihen robotic welding cells. These cutting edge processes allowed for tolerances of ±.005" throughout the fabrication process, which were verified by comprehensive dimensional and visual inspections.
To learn more about this project or the processes used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact Central Ohio Metal Stamping directly.
Aluminum Expansion Tank Assembly Fabrication Project Details
- Product Description
- Oil Breather Tank for the Automotive Aftermarket
- Aluminum Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Primary Services:
Deep Draw Forming
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Agie Wire EDM
Mazak 3D 6-Axis Laser Cutter
6-axis OTC Daihen Robotic Welding Cells
- Tightest Tolerances
- (±) .005"
- Material Used
- In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
- Dimensional Inspection
- Industry for Use
- Automotive Aftermarket Industry
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications
2D CAD Drawing