Fabrication of a Gun Mount Cradle Assembly

Gun Mount
Gun Mount
Gun Mount
Gun Mount

This assembly was replicated from an originally cast part, and had to occupy the same space and mount the same way as their tactical unit. Our Mazak HTX 510 laser was used to cut the specified 6061-T6 aluminum to precise specifications. Sections were rolled to the necessary profile, then our Milltronics machining centers were employed for the CNC milling work. 14 feet of welding was also required using TIG and MIG methods. The unit was inspected during and after construction for quality and accuracy using laser, and 2d inspection methods, as well as qualified fixtures.

The finished piece was painted a 27875 white, with a total of 9 units manufactured and delivered to our client in Orlando, with a turnaround time of 6 weeks. The gun mount cradle was 23” tallwith an outer diameter of approximately 22.00”, weighing 148 lbs. The tightest tolerances of ± 0.010” were held during fabrication. We are particularly proud of this project, as it was manufactured using the full spectrum of our machining & fabrication abilities.

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Highlights of this Precision CNC Machined Project

Product DescriptionGun Mount Cradle Assembly
CNC Machining
Capabilities Applied/Processes
CNC Milling
CNC Turning
  • 14 ft. of Welding
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartMazak HTX 510 laser, Milltronics machining centers, rolls, Virtek laser scanner, TIG and MIG welding
Overall Part DimensionsGun Mount Cradle
  • O.D.: approx. 22.00”
  • Length: 23”
  • Weight: 148.725 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances± 0.010”
Material Used6061-T6 Aluminum
Material FinishPaint 27875 – White
In process testing/inspection performedLaser inspection, 2d inspection, qualified fixtures
Industry for UseSimulation
Delivery/Turnaround Time6 weeks
Delivery LocationOrlando Florida
Standards MetCustomer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Product NameGun Mount Cradle Assembly

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