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 cut, polished, partially assembled and screen-printed. What’s more, the customer was almost out of lead time. Using our Salvagnini fiber optic laser, we were able to program a shim, get the material on the machine and cut the part within 30 minutes. The project delivered on time, and the rework expense didn’t cut into the customer’s profits.

Product DescriptionShim
Capabilities Applied/ProcessesFiber optic laser cutting
Tightest ToleranceOutside diameter 1.373; inside diameter 1.300
Material Thickness.060 GA
Material Used16 ga 304 #4 stainless steel
Material Finish4 polished
Industry for UseArchitectural control panel
Volume20
Lead Time1 hour
Delivery LocationU.S.
Standards Met200 hr salt spray testing
Product NameShim
Project ScopeProgram and cut shims as quickly as possible
Design WorkCAD and programming at EJ Ajax