Ajax Case Studies

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HVAC Mass Volume Header Plate

When a long-standing HVAC client modified a large component to improve performance, they came to Ajax for help in the fabrication. A critical link in a long supply chain, the 43-inch precision sheet metal part includes 5 compound bends.Quality problems would shut down...

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Mass Volume Large HVAC Component

When a long-standing HVAC client modified a large component to improve performance, they came to Ajax for help in the fabrication. A critical link in a long supply chain, the 43-inch precision sheet metal part includes 5 compound bends.Quality problems would shut down...

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Curved Architectural Framing

Applying Lean Principles to a new customer's precision stamping challenge, Ajax reduced production time from a month to a single day. Orders placed by 11:00 a.m. are manufactured, packaged and shipped by 5:00 p.m.While quantity of production for the progressive die...

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Appliance Door Hinge

Our client is saving more than $250,000 a year since Ajax took over the manufacture of this bottom hinge almost 20 years ago. Our continuous improvements in materials selection, tooling and production automation have eliminated heat treating, deburring and manual pin...

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The Black Box Mystery Fabrication Project

When our customer saw our redesign, which cut their part cost nearly in half, they immediately said yes--and swore us to secrecy. That's why you won't see a photo or product description here. Beginning with a 22 gauge component that the customer was post-painting, we...

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Residential HVAC Header Plate

Redesigning from turret press to progressive metal stamping resulted in a $50,000 annual saving on the part--and a new relationship with a satisfied client. Progressive metal stamping made from engineered aluminum alloy of slit coil eliminated the skeleton that the...

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Laser Cut Circular Shim

In less than an hour and for under $100, we saved our customers more than $35,000. The problem: Their design for a stainless steel control panel made some of the holes too large for the buttons. By the time the problem was discovered, the stainless steel skin had been...

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Custom Hinge with Retained Pin

This customer came to Ajax with a die-cast hinge, made in Europe, which had a retained hinge pin. We figured out how to produce the feature as a progressive metal-stamping. We created a prototype with no hard tooling expense, then produced working samples that...

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Pressure Safety Lock

Our customer came to Ajax because they had problems holding tolerances on an aluminum bracket with a square notch. It is a safety component on a consumer small appliance, so it has to be right.We designed a strengthening gusset that lets the part work-harden, while...

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Corner Gusset

This corner gusset had multiple opposing offsets, and it had to meet tight tolerances to be square enough to support robotic welding. Ajax produced this complex, multifaceted progressive stamping to tolerances +/- .5°. One engineer said it couldn’t be done. We did it....

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Grounding Bracket

This bracket is so tiny, we use a vacuum system to remove it from the progressive die. It's made from beryllium copper that is heat-treated and tin-plated. The part has to provide enough spring to ground a circuit to the enclosure.The customer tried outsourcing, but...

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Pressure Vessel Head

Our customer created the body of a pressure vessel using drawn-over mandril tubing that was seam-welded and cut to length. They came to us for end caps to be made of 11-gauge steel with special carbon content. The challenge: The parts required perfect concentricity to...

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Architectural Components For A New Pro Baseball Stadium

How do you keep the retractable roof of a gigantic baseball stadium opening and closing smoothly, day after day, letting the sunshine in and keeping the elements out? Ajax stepped up to the plate and provided the solution. This client had the design for the new,...

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Mass Volume Appliance Part Progressive Stamping

With the price of stainless steel fluctuating almost daily, alternative materials can make the difference between profit and loss in mass volume precision appliance stampings. But can you really replace 304 stainless steel in an appliance part designed to last through...

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