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As a full service provider of precision injection molding services, Lerner Molded Plastics has developed a reputation as a company that can provide cost effective solutions to difficult manufacturing projects. This particular endeavor posed several challenges, the intricate design of the fan and housing stretched tooling capabilities to their limits. The dimensions, tolerances, and volume required for molding were close to the mechanical limits of our equipment. Even with all of these adverse conditions, this project was completed on time and to the standards of quality that our customer expects.
The housing and fan were designed for use in an anemometer, and composed of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), in a custom iPod white color, and molded on our 165 and 220 injection molding equipment.
The housing featured dimensions of 3.12″ in length, 1.625″ in width, 4.625″ in height, with an outside diameter of 3.00″. The fan had an outside diameter of 2.670″, and a height of .869″. Both sections were required to meet dimensional tolerances of ±0.005″, and angular tolerances of ±0.5°. All of our manufacturing processes are subject to stringent quality measure; these two components received dimensional inspections prior to assembly and delivery. We currently manufacture 30,000 sets of these parts annually.
To learn more about this project, or the processes used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact us directly.
Highlights of this Precision ABS Injection Molding Project
|Product Description||The components are used in an Anemometer, which is a device for measuring wind speed|
|Precision Injection Molding Capabilities Applied/Processes||
|Equipment Used||165 and 220 ton injection molding Machine|
|Overall Part Dimensions||
|Tightest Tolerances||± 0.005"
Angular: ± 0.5°
|Material Used||Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)|
|Material Finish||Color: iPod White|
|In process testing/inspection performed||Dimensional Inspection|
|Industry for Use||Air Circulation Industry|
|Delivery/Turnaround Time||10 weeks|
|Delivery Location||Chattanooga, Tennessee|
|Standards Met||Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing|
|Product Name||Anemometer Fan|