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Metal Fabrication of Hybrid Solar Aluminum Energy Collectors

Metal Fabrication of Hybrid Solar Aluminum Energy Collectors
Metal Fabrication of Hybrid Solar Aluminum Energy Collectors
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A customer in the solar industry contracted Fabco Manufacturing, Inc. for the design and manufacture of the energy collector highlighted here. Our engineers collaborated with the customer to determine their needs and how to best produce the desired result, providing mechanical and industrial engineering design and analysis. The proposed design was produced with 2D drawings and SolidWorks modeling software. Feasibility studies were carried out for the produced prototype, including fatigue and cycle testing.

After a working model was approved, we proceeded with manufacturing the product, utilizing state-of-the-art in-house machinery to carry out precision shearing, punching, forming, TIG welding, and grinding processes on 0.050” thick 5052-H32 aluminum material. The part was anodized for durability and stability, and the required sourced hardware which was inserted during final assembly. Completed dimensions of the energy collector were 48” in width, 30” in depth and a height of 0.125”. Turnaround time for this project was 3 weeks from design approval. We handle an outgoing volume of 500 units per year, crating and shipping units internationally. For more details about this hybrid solar energy collector design and fabrication project or the other precision manufacturing capabilities we offer please see the table below or contact us directly.

Hybrid Solar Aluminum Energy Collector Project Highlights

Project Name
Hybrid Solar Energy Collector
Project Description
This is used as an energy collector.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Engineering – Mechanical and Industrial
Feasibility Studies – Fatigue Testing, Cycle Testing
Product Design – SolidWorks Models and Drawings
Fabrication
  • Shearing
  • Punching
  • Forming
  • TIG Welding
  • Grinding
Secondary:
Anodizing
Assembly – Hardware Insertion
Crating
Sourcing of Secondary Parts for Assembly
Overall Part Dimensions
Width: 48”
Depth: 30”
Height: 0.125”
Material Used
5052-H32 Aluminum
  • Thickness: 0.050”
Material Finish
Anodize
In process testing/inspection performed
Dimensional Inspection, First Article Inspection
Industry for Use
Solar
Volume
500 units a year
Delivery/Turnaround Time
3 Weeks After Final Design Approved
Delivery Location
International
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
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