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Fabrication of a Cold Rolled Steel Battery Tray for the Automotive Industry

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Cold Rolled Steel Battery Tray
Cold Rolled Steel Battery Tray

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At Active Manufacturing Corp., our metal fabrication services are used by customers in a range of industries. In the project detailed here, we were contracted by a client in the automotive industry to fabricate a prototype of a steel battery tray with brackets. This project included 5 gusseted brackets and required complex alignment, including 7 critical alignment holes. We employed a range of our advanced equipment, including our Mazak Laser, 150 ton Komatsu, 60 ton Amanda presses, and our Single Point Spot Welder. Forming, welding, e-coating, and assembly processes were performed to create a prototype that measured 12” in length, 11” in width, 5” in height, and weighed 2 lbs. We held tightest tolerances to ±0.020”, and performed dimensional and visual inspections throughout the manufacturing process to ensure our work was of the highest quality. When completed, this prototype was made exactly to spec and met all relevant industry standards. We were able to complete this battery tray in its entirety and deliver it to our Toledo, OH customer within a timeframe of 3 weeks.

Please see the below table for full details on this project. To learn more about how Active Manufacturing can assist in your prototyping needs, contact us directly.

Cold Rolled Steel Battery Tray Project Highlights

Project Name & Description
Battery Tray – Battery Bracket
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Welding – Assembly
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
150 ton Komatsu, 60 ton Amanda, Single Point Spot Welder
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 12”
Width: 11”
Height: 5”
Weight: 2 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.020”
Material Used
CRS (Cold Rolled Steel)
Material Finish
Industry for Use
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Delivery/Turnaround Time
3-4 weeks
Delivery Location
Toledo, OH
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, CAD Drawings

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