Fabrication of Steel Handles for the Packaging Industry
A customer in the packaging industry hired Agwey Metal to manufacture a range of custom steel handles. The customer had already had progressive tooling built for the part, but it was revised and the tooling was rendered obsolete. To save the customer the more than $30,000 investment cost in new tooling, we were able to utilize prototype tooling and our turret punch to fabricate the newly revised part. The manufacturing of the handles is an involved and complex process, requiring over 10 total individual operations throughout production including punching, the adding of holes, bending, reaming, tumbling deburring, heat treatment, dimensional and visual inspections, and hand tweaking of all parts.
Our advanced stamping press, and Bridgeport machinery are employed for manufacturing the handles, which are composed of 0.060" thick, 4130 steel. We are able to achieve the tightest tolerances of ± 0.005" throughout. The part exhibits a black oxide finish, and overall dimensions are 2" by 12". Turnaround time for this project is 3 weeks, with 1200 to 2000 units shipped annually to the customer in Illinois. For more details about this custom steel handle manufacturing project or our other capabilities for manufacturing and project development please see the table below or contact us directly.
Fabrication of Steel Handles Project Details
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Tooling Development
- Turret Punching
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Stamping Press
- Turret Press
Bridgeport Machine for Reaming and Machining of Holes
- Overall Part Dimensions
- 2" x 12"
- Tightest Tolerances
- ± 0.005"
- Material Used
- Material Finish
- 4130 Steel w/ black oxide finish
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
- Industry for Use
- 1200-2000 annually
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 3 weeks
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
- Product Name