This production part was previously made in China and suffered from quality issues, frequent shipping damage and the need to receive an entire year’s worth of parts in one shipment. WMPI took over this project, eliminated the quality problems and set up a kanban agreement for us to ship releases to our customer as needed. We eliminated the shipping damage by using proper packaging techniques. Due to the large number of holes, WMPI gang-punched these parts in our Trumpf punching machine where we could also tap right in the machine. We supplied these parts plated, with hardware installed, as shown in the photo.
When all factors are considered, WMPI offered this customer an overall cost saving on these assemblies vs. producing them in China.
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part||Trumpf CNC Punching Machine, Trumpf Brake, Haeger Insertion Press, Welding & Manual Assembly|
|Overall Part Dimensions||8.00 x 9.00 x 15.00”|
|Material Used||1008 16 Ga. Sheet Steel|
|Max Material Finish||32Ra|
|In Process Testing/Inspection Performed||Flat Blank – Virtek Laser scan
Formed part – Calipers
FAIR sampling on initial parts
|Industry for Use||Industrial Equipment|