n our first post about forming parts, we looked at an aluminum frame section from the aerospace industry. Now, we’ll examine another part that is often formed by Jones Metal Products – a medical tray for sterile instruments, which has many complex elements as part of its design.
Let’s begin by reviewing the metal forming checklist from the previous post. This helps decide which process is the best option for your product.
Hydroformed Sterilization Tray
Notice that this medical tray, rather than a simple rectangular box, is actually a rather complex shape. It contains inverted folds, an inverted lip, a smooth finish and small holes. Because of all of these aspects, this part is an ideal candidate for hydroforming with an additional lasering or drilling process to create the holes. This sterilization tray is made from aluminum, but Jones Metal Products can laser up to half-inch mild steel with our in-house machines. At JMP, our master forming associates and engineers are experts in the hydroforming process. We will use your CAD drawing to analyze your design for sensitive areas to prevent wrinkles, tears and thin-outs during the hydroforming process.
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