Custom Machining of Tube Manifolds for Computer Chip Manufacturing

Sony Tube Manifold
Sony Tube Manifold

By taking advantage of our boundless dedication to customer needs, an electronics manufacturer discovered the significant capability Appleton Stainless offers over the competition. We were contracted to manufacture tube manifolds, high-precision devices needed for the making of computer chips. Application of our core competencies allowed us to deliver this product quickly and with a level of quality that previous manufacturers couldn't match.

Throughout the manufacturing phase we worked closely with the customer, determining how their proprietary requirements could be best applied. The tube manifolds to be manufactured measured 2" outer dia. by 48" long, and specified 304 stainless steel with inner and outer finishes of 32RA. We opted to fabricate via a series of high-precision processes, including cutting, coping, TIG welding, and polishing. Pickling and passivation were also applied to ensure a smooth, clean, and corrosion-free surface.

All tube manifold units were manufactured and delivered on a speedy four-day schedule, with each exceeding the quality standards set by the customer. Thanks to our extensive portfolio of challenging and unconventional projects, we were able to resolutely succeed where other steel fabricators had failed.

To learn more about this exciting project, see the table below or contact Appleton Stainless directly.

Tube Manifolds Highlights

Project Name
Tube Manifolds
Project Description
These tube manifolds are used in the process of making computer chips.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
TIG Welding
Pickling & Passivation
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Saws, TIG Welder, Various Proprietary Polishing Tools
Overall Part Dimensions
2" OD x 48" long
Tightest Tolerances
To Customer's Proprietary Requirements
Material Used
304 Stainless Steel
Material Finish
32ra ID, 32ra OD
In process testing/inspection performed
To Customer's Proprietary Requirements
Industry for Use
Computer Chip Manufacturing
Delivery/Turnaround Time
4 days
Delivery Location
New York
Standards Met
To Customer's Proprietary Requirements
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