14 Mar Super-Tough Underwater Protective Housings
These 36″ and 60″ diameter, conical-shaped, polycarbonate domes were made for the US Geological Survey’s California Water Science Center. The domes are sunk into rivers, ponds, and lakes, and used to protect sensitive, electronic equipment.
Because the domes were strictly for industrial use and optical clarity was not a concern, CQP was able to recommend and utilize inexpensive, short lead-time tooling. This helped the customer control cost and allowed us to get the job done quickly.
CQP’s sales and technical staff worked on the project for almost a year. Several prototypes and a small run of product was produced and tested in the field last year. After some minor modifications, the USGS came up with the final designs and sizes.
The 60” cone stretched the limits of our forming and equipment capabilities. After a bit of sweat and ingenuity, the CQP crew responded to the challenge and met the customer’s needs.
The team at USGS has been a pleasure to work with. We look forward to many more unique and challenging projects with this customer.
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