We were able manufacture this stamped microscope slide cassette spring with multiple pierced openings using a minimal amount of operations to keep costs under control. A punch press with universal tooling was used for the entire machining process. Blanking was used to stamp the flat periphery of the part, piercing was used to create the finger openings and five tab holes, and forming was used to bend the comb tips and the tabs. Vapor degreasing was employed to cleanse the finished products.
The finished products measured 8.170” in length x 0.784” in width with a tolerance of ±0.0008” and weighed just 0.1 oz. We used 0.008” ±0.0008” thick 301-2B ¾-hard-tempered stainless steel to meet the customer-supplied CAD design specifications. Precision was crucial for this project because the product was to be used in medical laboratories.
Since we were able to manufacture the parts using a relatively simple process with a limited number of machining steps, we delivered 5,000 pieces to our client in the Midwest in only four weeks.
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Stamped Microscope Slide Cassette Spring
• Vapor Degrease
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Overall Part Dimensions
Estimated Part Weight
301-2B Stainless Steel, 3/4 Hard temper
• Thickness : .008”±.0008”
Vapor Degrease & Layer Pack
In process testing/inspection performed
Industry for Use
Customer Supplied CAD Drawing & Specifications