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 turret press left behind.
The progressive stamping reduced both scrap costs and extra labor, and produces the part 2 to 3 times faster than the turret press.
|Product Description||Mass volume progressive HVAC stamping|
|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Convert turret press to fully progressive coil-fed stamping. Cost-out scrap and labor expense.|
|Tightest Tolerance||.002" (Hole location)|
|Material Used||3003 aluminum with 1.5% zinc|
|Industry for Use||Residential HVAC|
|Delivery Location||southern U.S.|
|Standards Met||200 hrs. salt spray testing ; RoHS; REACHRoHS||REACH|
|Product Name||A/C Header Plate|
|Project Scope||Process redesign||material and labor cost-out|
|Design Work||Progressive tooling||manufacturing process|