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ABS Plastic Intake Outflow Deck Vent for the Marine Industry

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Intake Out Flow Deck Vent
Intake Out Flow Deck Vent
Intake Out Flow Deck Vent
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Paragon Plastics manufactured this featured deck vent assembly for use in the marine industry. Composed primarily of ABS plastic with haircell texture, the deck vent featured cast stainless steel t-bolts, a grate and emblem. The manufacturing process consisted of three stages: forming, CNC machining and assembly.

To begin forming, we loaded the DR/ABS sheet into the mold and formed the material to the full detail of the mold using male drawing. Next, we rough cut the piece within 0.750" of its finished size, inspected the piece for defects, packed the vent for the next operation and attached a tracer tag to the completed container before moving the part to CNC machining.

During the CNC machining phase, we milled two 0.3125" holes and vent cut outs, then cleaned and deburred the part. After in-process inspection, a tracer tag was attached to the completed container before it was moved to the next phase.

After the first round of CNC machining, we assembled the deck vent. We first attached a star medallion using a ¼-20 nut and lock-tite, then attached the screen using two Esna nuts after making sure the screen was properly centered. Seven T-bolts were placed in hole locations and glue was applied to the T-bolts and around the perimeter of the parts. A vent cover was then placed on top and attached using sonic welding, while the glue was allowed to dry. Lastly, we routed the perimeter flush, performed an in-process inspection and placed the part on the pallet for the next operation.

We milled one 2.75" hole and one 0.250" hole during the second phase of CNC machining. After drilling the last 3.75" hole, we cleaned and deburred the part and placed it back on the pallet.  After another inspection, an inspection label was placed on the part and then we packaged the part in a plastic sleeve with bubble wrap on the face. We packed four parts per box, and labeled each box with the part number and quantity. The final deck vent measured 34.866" by 8.827".To learn more about our capabilities, contact Paragon Plastics today.

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Product Description

Capabilities Applied/Processes Thermoforming
CNC machining
Sonic welding
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Dual-station forming machine
5-axis CNC router
Sonic Welder
Overall Part Dimensions Material: 48" x 96" x 0.200"
Length: 34.866"
Width: 8.827"
¼"-20 Studs
Tightest Tolerances 0.03
Material Used Utility ABS plastic w/hair call texture
Cast stainless
  • Emblem
  • T-Bolts
  • Grate
Typical Operations Forming:
Load sheet and form to full detail of mold
Rough cut within 0.750" of finished size
Inspect for defects
Pack for next operation
Attach tracer tag to completed container before moving to CNC
CNC Machining:
Generate two 0.3125" holes and vent cutouts
Clean and debur
Place part on CNC table and measure from the table to cut edge
Place part with plastic film onto pallet for next operation
Attach tracer tag before moving to assembly
After Assembly:
Generate one 2.75" hole & one 0.250" hole
Drill one 3.75" hole using hole saw
Clean and debur
Place inspection label on backside
Attach star medallion using ¼-20 nut and lock-tite
Attach screen using two esna nuts
Place seven t-bolts in hole locations
Apply glue to t-bolts and around perimeter of parts
Place vent cover on top and sonic weld
Allow glue to dry
Route perimeter flush
Place parts on pallet for next operation
Place into plastic sleeve with bubble wrap
Pack four per radio box
Label outside of box with part number and quantity
Estimated Part Weight 10 lbs
Industry for Use Marine
Quantity 1000
Delivery Location Florida
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 3D CAD drawing
Product Name Intake Outflow Deck Vent

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