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.
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