Custom Fabrication Of an Aluminum Driver Bracket For The Lighting Industry

Project Story

In this project we worked with a Chicago lighting manufacturer to custom fabricate an aluminum driver bracket for one of their outdoor lighting product lines. To manufacture this part, a number of fabrication processes were utilized to deliver the end product to the customer. This is typical of many jobs that can be found on our shop floor at any given time.

The driver bracket highlighted here is composed of 8 gauge (.125") aluminum and measures out at 10" in length, 3" in width and 3.5" in height. The manufacturing process for this part began by cutting out aluminum blanks using our high precision laser cutter. After the blanks were cut out, the individual parts were deburred to ensure a smooth edge and then sent over to the press brake room for forming. Once the parts were in the brake room, a combination of bends were performed in order to form the "legs" of this driver bracket. 

At Dickmann Manufacturing Company, our success is built off of hard work and strong family values along with our founding principles. Our staff is composed of seasoned professionals with years of experience, and our equipment resources are meticulously maintained. These factors allowed us to utilize a simple first piece in last piece out quality check, with visual inspection through the runs. Over a 6-month period we manufactured 6,000 pieces for our customer, whom was very pleased with the quality, cost and three week lead time of this job.

To learn more about this project, or the processes used to manufacture it, see the table below or contact us directly.

Project Highlights

Highlights of this Aluminum Driver Bracket

Product Description: A custom fabricated driver mounting bracket for the lighting industry

Capabilities Applied/Processes: Laser Cutting, Forming, Deburr

Material Used:  8 Gauge (.125") aluminum

Part Dimensions: 10" in length, 3" in width, 3.5" in height

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed: First PC inspection, last PC inspection

Industry For Use: Lighting

Volume: 6,000 pieces in 6 months

Lead Time: 3 weeks

Delivery Location: Greater Chicago area

Standards Met: Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing