Stainless Steel Auto Clave Box 2017-04-04T00:34:01+00:00

Sheet Metal Fabrication of Stainless Steel Auto Clave Box for the Medical / Biological / Instrumentation Industries

AmeriStar was approached by a client from the medical industry to form a short run of custom designed stainless steel auto clave boxes. The 15″ wide, 15″ long and 12″ high stainless steel boxes were turret stamped out of sheet metal. They were then press brake formed and welded, and all the necessary handles and latches were attached. The .150″ thick stainless steel did not require a finish, and we were able to hold tightest tolerances of +/-.005″ throughout the entire process. After inspection and packaging, the 40 auto clave boxes were sent to the client’s Minneapolis-St. Paul location.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication of Stainless Steel Project Highlights

Product Name Auto Clave Box
Project Scope
  • Form a Custom Designed Auto Clave box per customer’s specifications
  • All Stainless Steel, with handles, a latch to lock closed the cover, and a perforated pattern in the sides of the box so as to allow “flow” of liquid through the container during the Auto Clave cycle
  • Components placed into each container were securely held in place during their cycle, and were protected and isolated from other components being processed.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Turret Stamping
  • Press brake formed
  • Welding
  • Handles and latches attached
Tightest Tolerance +/-.005″
Material Type Stainless Steel
Material Thickness .150″ thick Stainless Steel
Product Length 15″ x 15″ x 12″ high
Material Finish Stainless steel with no other applied finish
Secondary Operations Applied
  • Welded
  • Latch applied
  • Passivation after welding
Industry for Use Medical/Biological/Instrumentation
Tooling Cost $200
Standards Met Customer supplied design and prints
Volume Low Volume – order quantity was only 40 per order
Delivery Time 4 weeks
Delivery Location Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN