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 Description Shim
Capabilities Applied/Processes Fiber optic laser cutting
Tightest Tolerance Outside diameter 1.373; inside diameter 1.300
Material Thickness .060 GA
Material Used 16 ga 304 #4 stainless steel
Material Finish 4 polished
Industry for Use Architectural control panel
Volume 20
Lead Time 1 hour
Delivery Location U.S.
Standards Met 200 hr salt spray testing
Product Name Shim
Project Scope Program and cut shims as quickly as possible
Design Work CAD and programming at EJ Ajax