Pressure Vessel Manufacturing

Mechanical team member Luis Lopera worked on the machining of the Pressure Vessel using the CNC milling machine at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC). By programming the machine with controls using CAM software, Luis used the mill to remove metal material from the block, a form of subtractive manufacturing. The previous iterations of the pressure vessel were machined by outside companies so by completing the machining in-house, we acquire shorter lead times, cost benefits, and experience that can be applied to other machining tasks for the future.

Below are pictures of the early stages of the machining process.