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 Thickness .050"
Material Used 3003 aluminum with 1.5% zinc
Material Finish N/A
Industry for Use Residential HVAC
Volume 30K annualy
Lead Time KANBAN
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