Combined 85 Welded Parts Into 1 Machined Casting

Welded Assembly Alternatives – Replaced Welded Steel Assembly with a Machined Stable-Cast® 6 Casting

 

Part Size:
33″ x 26″ x 11″

Welded Steel Assembly (85 parts)
Assembly & Material: $ 4,895
Machining Cost: $ 1,200
Total Cost: $ 6,095
Machined Stable-Cast®® Casting
Pattern: $ 28,545
Casting: $ 1,474
Machining: $ 325
Helicoils $ 85
Total Cost: $ 1,884

MACHINED STEEL ASSEMBLY versus MACHINED PALMER STABLE-CAST® CASTING

Per Part Savings: $ 4,211 (or 69%)

Pattern pays for itself after 6.8 units


Combined 85 Parts into 1 and eliminated complicated assembly
Reduced weight by 20%
Improved stiffness by 24%
Improved stability
Machining fixture simplified by using precast mounting holes
Eliminated other sheet metal brackets by casting them into the part

“Over 10,000 Vacuum Chambers shipped worldwide!”