Clamp, Prototype to Production

This clamp project started off needing a few R&D test samples made with WMPI’s fiber laser and brake press. After several design changes, a final production part was determined. These development changes only required some laser programming changes by WMPI, with no tooling costs. We now continue to run these parts in our laser/brake as the volumes ramp up.

WMPI is now building a progressive stamping die at our facility, and these parts will change over to a stamping as soon as that tool completes PPAP. Our customer will see a significant price decrease once we start running higher volumes in the progressive stamping tool. This is a great example of how WMPI can cost-effectively help launch a new product by working closely with our customer’s engineering team early in the project, and by having multiple equipment options available in-house.

Clamp, Prototype to Production
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Project Details

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:
Laser & Brake

Secondary:
Progressive stamping die

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Laser, brake, 100-ton stamping press & die

Overall Part Dimensions

1.25 x 1.75 x 4.5”

Tightest Tolerances

.005”

Material Used 1008 with Zinc plating
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed FAIR, PPAP
Industry for Use Industrial Controls
Volume 200-250
Delivery Location USA
Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
MIL specifications
ASME Y14.5M-1994
MIL-C-5541