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Part Fabrication Chronology

The fabrication of a dipstick tube assembly begins with a cut-to-length metal tube – snap cut, and burr free for the next operation.The fabrication of a dipstick tube assembly begins with a cut-to-length metal tube 	– snap cut, and burr free for the next operation.
The tube is then beaded, expanded and flared using custom tooling made by our in-house toolmakers.The tube is then beaded, expanded and flared using custom tooling made by our 	in-house toolmakers.
Next, the tube is roll-grooved to hold an o-ring, which will be added later in the process.Next, the tube is roll-grooved to hold an o-ring, which will be added later in the 	process.
A multi-plane (XYZ coordinate) tube bending operation is completed, using custom tooling made by our in-house toolmakers.A multi-plane (XYZ coordinate) tube bending operation is completed, using 	custom tooling made by our in-house toolmakers.
A stamped metal bracket is manufactured.A stamped metal bracket is manufactured.
The bracket is aligned and projection welded to the tube.The bracket is aligned and projection welded to the tube.
The nearly completed fabricated tube assembly is painted.The nearly completed fabricated tube assembly is painted.
The o-ring is assembled and the dipstick is inserted into the tube.The o-ring is assembled and the dipstick is inserted into the tube.
A final audit inspection is performed and the completed dipstick tube assembly is packaged for shipment to the customer’s plant.A final audit inspection is performed and the completed dipstick tube assembly is 	packaged for shipment to the customer’s plant.
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