Tapered Shims

Tapered Shims

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To meet the needs of an aerospace client, we precision CNC milled this aluminum shim which was intended for use in an assembly application. We designed and manufactured the custom fixtures for the milling operations, and then CNC milled a mill taper. Secondary operations included deburring and part marking the part number onto the shim using an ink-jet part marking machine.

The 2024-T3 aluminum CNC milled part was primed and anodized with a chromic acid finish. It measured 0.400” long, 0.240” wide and 0.020” to 0.100” high and performed dimensional inspections. In nine weeks, we produced 46 of the aluminum shims and worked from customer-supplied prints and a 2D CAD drawing.

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Highlights of Precision Machined an Aluminum Shim Project

Product Description This aluminum shim is used within an assembly application
Precision Machining Capabilities Applied/Processes Primary:
Custom Fixtures
  • Design & Manufacture Work Holding Fixture for Milling Operations
Custom Fixtures
  • Mill Taper
Part Marking
  • Ink-jet Part Number
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Shear
Vertical Taper Mill
Overall Part Dimensions Length: 0.400”
Width: 0.240”
Height: 0.020” to 0.100”
Tightest Tolerances ± 0.002”
Material Used 2024-T3 Aluminum Per AMS-QQ-A-250/5
Material Finish Chromic Acid Anodize & Primer
In process testing/inspection performed Dimensional Inspection
Industry for Use Aerospace
Volume 46 pieces
Delivery/Turnaround Time 9 weeks ARO
Delivery Location Markham, Ontario, Canada
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Product Name Tapered Shim
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