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Custom Fabricated Acrylic Incubation Chamber for the Pharmaceuticals and Bio-Tech Industries

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Meeting precise client specifications, Acrylic Art built an incubation chamber for the pharmaceutical and bio-tech industries. This important medical device is used for the research and development of antibiotics and other pharmaceutical medicines. Maintaining precision tolerances as high as (+/-) .010 of an inch, we combined our CNC machining and plastic fabrication operations to manufacture this unit based off of a customer supplied, 2D print.

We first constructed the chamber using typical plastic fabricating techniques. Cutting, routing and solvent bonding to assemble the chamber allowed us to machine other details post assembly. The O-ring groove and latch mounting holes were machined after assembly to achieve the necessary tolerance on these details. Once all of the incubator’s components were successfully manufactured, we then attached the latches and hinged door and placed the O-ring into the groove.

Custom Fabricated Acrylic Incubation Chamber
Custom Fabricated Acrylic Incubation Chamber

The incubator cube measured precisely 14 inches square, with varying thicknesses of acrylic ranging from .25", .50" to .75". The unit possessed flame polished edges and a clear finish designed for optimum optical clarity. The chamber also possessed tray rails, 6 draw latches, and intake and exhaust ports (as mentioned above).

Once assured that our incubator chamber fulfilled our client's product requirements, we delivered the completed unit to our buyer's facility in Santa Clara, California. This important medical device exceeded our customer's high expectations for quality as required for the medical industry.

Custom Fabricated Acrylic Incubation Chamber Specifications

Product Description This Incubation Chamber is used for the research & development of antibiotics & other pharmaceuticals.

Capabilities Applied/Processes
CNC Machining
  • Machine O-Ring Groove
  • Machining of Intake & Exhaust Ports
  • Latch Mounting Holes Drilled and Tapped
Plastic Fabrication
  • Cutting
  • Routing,
  • Bonding with solvent cement
  • Methylene Chloride, Acetic Acid
Assembly
  • Assemble Latches & Hinge to Cube
  • Place O-Ring into Groove
  • Standard Plastic Fabricating Techniques Were Used to Assemble Acrylic Cube.

Equipment Used
Table saw
Router
3 Axis CNC Vertical Milling Center

Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 14"
Width: 14"
Height: 14"
Material Thickness: 3/4", 1/2", 1/4"

Tightest Tolerances +/- .010"

Material Used Acrylic

Max Material Finish Optical Clarity
Flame Polish Edges

Features
Tray Rails
Hinged Door
6 Draw Latches
Intake & Exhaust Ports

Industry for Use Pharmaceutical
Bio-tech

Delivery Location Santa Clara, California

Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing

Product Name Incubation Chamber

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