Custom Fabrication of Aluminum Fuel Tanks for the Military / Defense Industry

Military Fuel Tank Fabrication
Military Fuel Tank Fabrication
Custom Fabricated Military Fuel Tank
Custom Fabricated Military Fuel Tank
Welding of an Aluminum Fuel Tank
Welding of an Aluminum Fuel Tank
Precision Welding & Fabrication of Military Fuel Tanks
Precision Welding & Fabrication of Military Fuel Tanks

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Precision Metal Fabrication brings 25 years of quality service and customer satisfaction to every job it undertakes. One of our customers in the military and defense industry commissioned us for an aluminum fuel tank fabrication project because they know our reputation and our ability to meet strict specifications and tight timelines.

Fabrication of these fuel tanks utilized our forming and welding capabilities, as well as de-burring and painting processes. Customer-supplied specifications required the part to measure 21.875" in length x 14.00" in width x 2.75" in height and be within tightness tolerances of ±.015. The 200-300 units needed to be completed within 4 weeks and had to meet AWS D1.2, MIL-C-53072, and MIL-STD-595 standards. To ensure the final product was perfect, we performed pressure and water tightness testing.

All of these requirements put forth by this project were challenging to meet under the proposed time constraints. Precision Metal Fabrication welcomes challenging projects and completes them on time and on budget. See below for more information on this project, or contact us to learn more.

Aluminum Fuel Tank Fabrication Project

Aluminum Fuel Tank Fabrication Project
These tanks are used to hold fuel on a military defense machine or vehicle.
Custom Aluminum Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
Metal Fabrication
  • Forming
  • Welding (per AWS D1.2)
Painting (per MIL-C-53072)
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Press Brake, Shear, Laser Cutter, TIG Welder
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 21.875"
Width: 14.00"
Height: 2.75"
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.015"
Material Used
5052-H32 Aluminum
Material Finish
Painted Color Green 383
In process testing/inspection performed
Pressure Testing, Water Tight Testing
Industry for Use
200 - 300 per Month
Delivery/Turnaround Time
4 weeks
Delivery Location
Miamisburg, Ohio
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
Material Test Reports
AWS D1.2
Product Name
Fuel Tanks
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