Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell for the Semiconductor Industry

A customer in the semiconductor industry contacted us at Licari Manufacturing to produce the clamp shell pictured here. The clamps are machined from aluminum and measure 11.125" in length, 6.25" in width, and 8.875" in height. For this project, two of these clamps were machined using our CNC vertical milling centers. We utilize both 3-axis and 4-axis CNC machining centers as well as a range of manual machining equipment to achieve complex geometries and precision tolerances. Dimensional tolerances on this project were held to ±0.005".

Machining was performed by one of our journeyman machinists. To accurately machine complex projects, it is essential to have both the right equipment and the right personnel. Today’s dimensional tolerances require advanced manufacturing equipment, but that equipment cannot produce accurate parts without a highly skilled, well trained machinists. The milling center used in this project was programmed using SURFCAM. SURFCAM is a globally renowned CAM programming package that allows us to take 3D models to create custom parts using customer drawings.

After machining, the shell was finished with a clear anodized coating for increased corrosion resistance. The total turnaround time on this project was 3 weeks. We provide some of the fastest lead times in the machining industry by focusing on customer service and efficiency in all of our operations. For more information about this CNC programming and machining project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell
Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell
Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell
Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell
Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell
Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell

Custom Aluminum Clamp Shell for the Semiconductor Industry Highlights

Project/Product Name
Clamp Shell for Heater Blocks
Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Machining
  • Anodizing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Vertical Milling Machine
Surf Cam Programming
Journeyman Machinist
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 11 1/8"
Width: 6 1/4"
Height: 8 7/8"
Tightest Tolerances
Material Used
Material Finish
Clear Anodizing
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
CMM Inspection
Industry for Use
Delivery/Turnaround Time
3 Weeks
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specification
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