Reshoring to Improve Quality

Our customer came to us with a need to bring this work back from overseas. They were experiencing quality issues, increases in tooling costs and a need to purchase lower volume lot sizes. After reviewing their needs, we determined our fiber laser and brake press were the best solution to create these parts with no tooling costs. We now laser cut, bend, weld and install PEM hardware at costs comparable to their previous overseas suppliers.

Reshoring to Improve Quality
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Project Details

Product Description

Stainless Housing Cover for the Appliance Industry

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Primary:
Fiber Laser
CNC Bending

Secondary:
Welding
PEM Insertion

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Trumpf 5030 Fiber Laser, Trumpf 5085 CNC Brake, Lincoln welder, Haeger insertion press.

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 30.00”
Width: 20.00”
Thickness: 12.00”

Tightest Tolerances

±.010"

Material Used Stainless Steel
Max Material Finish

63Ra

In Process Testing/Inspection Performed First Article, Functional testing
Estimated Part Weight

9 lbs.

Industry for Use Appliance
Volume 400
Delivery Location Midwest, USA
Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing
MIL specifications
ASME Y14.5M-1994
Material certifications
Geometric Tolerancing

Product Name Appliance Housing Cover