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Lounge Chair – Rapid Prototyping Services Case Study

 

Lounge_Chair_Frame


ServicesRapid Prototyping Services, CNC Prototyping

Product Size: 750.8mm * 666.6mm * 571.9mm                    

Part Material: Al 6061

Part Finish: Milling Finish

Production Lead Time: 10 calendar days

Quantity: 1 complete unit, 7 components per unit

 



About The Project

 

The client VIPP is a famous industry design company since 1939 in Denmark. Their product development engineer Mikkel contacted us for a new project about lounge chair, they would like to start with Rapid Prototype first, and may need low volume manufacturing in the near future. TEAM Rapid received the enquiry on 15th Sep, 2017 and offered the quotation to them in 2 hours in the same day. Rapid Protototyping Service is one of our main services, we understand time is money!


Inquiry

 

About the Parts 


Regarding to the product's application, it must have good load capacity. The chair frame needed to be strong enough, metal was perferred. Considered all these factors, we suggested the client to make each components in Aluminum 6061 in one piece with no joint and weld. Aluminum 6061 is not only strong enough but also lightweight, it is commonly avaiblable aluminum alloy that machines well and is not expensive. The client was happy with these.

As these parts needed to be assembled and decoreated later, millding finished was suggested.


 Part Details Parts


CNC Prototyping 


Considering the low volume quantity and assembly requirement, CNC prototyping is the first choice for this project, we can get precise parts by this method. If one or some parts in loosed tolerance, it may lead to assembly and functional problem, the chair will sit unevenly, the joint areas needed to take care on it for the tolearance and fitting. 3-axis CNC milling machine is the best to make these parts which have several machining directions. Here a stainless steel jigs were held firmly on the part to prevent any unwanted viberation till it's finishing the machining on those surfaces.


CNC Prototyping    Firm the Aluminum Block    Milling One Side    Milling Another Side

TEAM Rapid has over 10 years expereice in Rapid Prototypes and low volume manufacturing, we have capability to make high quaility parts in a short time. The parts came out quickly after ordering.


Part    Part    Part    All Parts


The Finished Part:


As the client would have some special post treatments & decroations on the frame, we removed the cutting marks and shipped these parts in raw finish with basis polishing. The client received the goods 3 days later and was happy with our quality and services.


Lounge Chair Frame                    Lounge Chair Frame

Are you looking for Rapid Prototyping Services in China? Contact TEAM Rapid at sales@teamrapidtooling.com for a free quotation and project supports now!


 

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