The pictured aluminum swaged tube is used within a military application. Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing designed, manufactured the tooling, and used our 64EE robot tended machine to endform the tubes. This advanced piece of equipment was able to hold an overall close tolerance of ±.010″, and a ±1° tolerance on all tube angles. Meeting client requirements, we produced over 30,000 swaged tubes for the military application.
Along with designing the tooling to end form the parts, our engineers also designed a custom gauge that was used to check the swage length and outer diameter of all 30,000 tubes. After end-forming the parts, we had black anodize applied to the tubes before shipping to our customer’s facility. The swaged tubes met with absolute client satisfaction and fulfilled high military standards.
|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Tooling Design by Wauseon Machine
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part||64EE Robot Tended End Forming Machine
Can also be ran on 1003 or 1003EL End Forming Machine
|Overall Part Dimensions||Wall Thickness: .035″
Formed End O.D.: Ø.424″
Formed End Angle: 5° & 30°
|Material Used||6063/T832 Aluminum|
|Material Finish||Black Anodize|
|In process testing/inspection performed||Checked the Swage Length and Swage O.D. with Wauseon Machine and Manufacturing designed custom gauge|
|Estimated Part Weight||.02 kg
|Industry for Use||Military|
|Quantity||30,000 pieces, one-time low volume production run|
|Standards Met||Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing|
|Product Name||Swaged Tube|