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Industrial Alloys, Inc. was contracted by a customer in the lighting industry to create the custom protection cage highlighted here. This cage would house stage lighting fixtures in a multi-use gymnasium/worship hall space, protecting the contents during sporting events. The cage featured remote operation via a switch, allowing both the front and back ends to open and close. Employing advanced machinery and tools, Industrial’s skilled professionals expertly utilized shearing, plasma cutting, sawing, and certified welding processes on 6061 expanded and tube aluminum and 5052 aluminum plate to achieve the specified contours. A tight tolerance of ± 0.0312” was maintained throughout. The unit was deburred to remove machining debris, and left with a mill finish. A 100% dimensional inspection was carried out to ensure the highest quality and accuracy standards were met.

Eight protection cages were fabricated for this project after a 3 week turnaround time, and shipped to the customer in Weddington, North Carolina. The standards required by the customer were met, as well as meeting the rigorous quality standards set by ISO 9001:2008. For more information about this custom light aluminum protection cage fabrication, or the other value added services available, please see the table below or contact Industrial Alloys directly.

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Highlights of this Custom Aluminum Protection Cage Fabrication

Product Description

This cage is used to protect stage lighting fixtures and projectors for a church whose sanctuary is also used as a gymnasium. Cages were designed to allow the front and backs to be opened when the lights and projectors were being used and closed when there was a basketball/volleyball game being played so the equipment would stay protected. Cage doors were opened and closed by flipping a switch wired to a control room switch panel.

Aluminum Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes

Plasma Cutting


Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Hem Saw, AKS Hi-Def Plasma, Accurshear, Miller TIG Welder

Overall Part Dimensions


Tightest Tolerances

± 0.0312”

Material Used

6061 Aluminum Expanded
6061 Aluminum Tube
5052 Aluminum Plate

Material Finish


In process testing/inspection performed

100% Dimensional Inspection

Industry for Use

Lighting Fixture Industry



Delivery/Turnaround Time

3 weeks

Delivery Location

Weddington, North Carolina

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, CAD Drawings

Product Name

Light Aluminum Protection Cage