Aluminum Forward Throw Reflector

At Metalspun Products Co., Inc., we are an industry leader, providing precision metal forming for customers across a wide range of industries. We produce custom irregular or intricate hydroformed shapes while maintaining a very uniform material thickness.

This anodized 3002 aluminum forward throw reflector is used to project light forward and was produced for our customer in the commercial lighting industry. Hydroforming is not only an excellent choice for its ability to produce precision parts, but it also has a very low tooling cost, making it a great solution for custom, low-volume parts. For this project, we produced 30 of these throw reflectors in four different trim styles. This part would have been very cost prohibitive at these volumes with any other forming method.

To produce the part, the aluminum blank was pre-formed, then hydroformed. After forming, the large hole was cut and the smaller holes were punched. The finished piece was trimmed and anodized to customer specifications. All dimensions were checked to ensure our specified tolerances of ±.010″ were met. Lead time for this project was 4-5 weeks. For more information about this precision metal hydroforming project, see the table below, or contact us directly.

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Circle Cutting & Punching Project Highlights

Product NameForward Throw Reflector
Product DescriptionThis throw reflector is used to project light forward.
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesPrimary:
Circle Cutting
Equipment Used to Manufacture PartHydroform Machine, Punch Press
Overall Part DimensionsTrim Style I:
10.312" Length x 10.312" Width x 4.44" Height
Trim Style II:
12.62" Length x 12.62" Width x 4.44" Height
Trim Style III:
12.62" Length x 12.62" Width x 4.44" Height
Trim Style IV:
12.63" Length x 12.63" Width x 4.44" Height
Tightest Tolerances± 0.010"
Material Used3002 Aluminum
Material FinishAnodized Finished
In process testing/inspection performedDimensional Inspection, CMM Inspection
Industry for UseCommercial Lighting
Delivery/Turnaround Time4-5 weeks
Delivery LocationMequon, Wisconsin
Standards MetCustomer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing

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