Department - Author 1

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Manufacturing Engineering



Primary Advisor

Kurt Colcin


This report was written for the design of a battery tray and manufacturing process for S&G Metal Fab. The manufacturing steps of how to process the sheet metal to create the product are defined and documented in this report. This project began with constraints given by S&G and were all accomplished using coursework knowledge obtained as a manufacturing engineer student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This report mainly covers parameters regarding the cutting, bending and, deforming of sheet metal to acquire the desired shapes and sizes. It also analyzes the costs that are associated with these processes and material.

5052 h32 aluminum sheet metal with a thickness of .090” was used to create a battery tray that would be adequate for off- road use. This process was created to not exceed a production cost of $40 and not exceed a production time of two hours. All documentation of operation, part drawings, and routing sheets can be found in the report.