Fabrication of an Aluminum Housing for the Military Industry
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This housing was fabricated for a military application, it was composed of 0.06″ thick 5052-H32 aluminum, and highlights many of our metal forming capabilities. The customer supplied 2D drawings called for a finished size of 14″ in length, 8″ in width, and 5″ in height, it also called out tolerances of ±0.001″. Initially fabrication required the laser cutting of the raw stock; the aluminum sheet was then formed and welded. Welding was performed to AWS D17.1 Class C standards for welding. After thorough dimensional inspections the housing had a gold Iridite, chromate conversion coating applied, the housing also featured a 32 RMS finish. We currently manufacture 100 of these housings annually.

At Ridge Engineering, we take quality seriously, we’re an ISO 9001:2008 certified shop, this commitment to quality is reflected in everything that we do. To learn more about this project, see the table below or contact us directly.

Fabrication of an Aluminum Housing – Project Details

Product Description

Aluminum Housing

Custom Forming Capabilities Applied/Processes

Sheet Metal Fabrication

  • Laser Cutting
  • Welding
  • Sheet Metal Bending

Chromate Conversion Coating

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 14″
Width: 8″
Height: 5″
Gauge: 20

Tightest Tolerances


Material Used

5052-H32 Aluminum
Thickness: 0.06″

Material Finish

Gold Iridite
Color: Gold
Surface Roughness: 32 RMS

Industry for Use



100 Annually

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
ISO 9001
Weld per AWS D17.1 Class C

Product Name


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