Customer – Thales Optronics
Processes – Metal Additive Manufacturing, CNC Post-Machining, Alochrome Finish, CMM Inspection
CA Models 3D printed an optical enclosure in Aluminium using our metal additive manufacturing technology. Tight tolerances and an internal component fitting required post-machining to achieve sizes that were not possible from the metal additive manufacturing process alone.
The CAD underwent extensive modification to accommodate the manual finishing and post-machining processes. Bespoke jigs and fixtures were made to clamp the components to one of our 5 axis milling machines.
The enclosures were then Alochromed and put through the final process, our CMM inspection to verify sizes and ensure specific drawing tolerances were met.