This worldwide, multi-billion dollar company in the food and beverage industry was looking to improve a part used to serve customers at over 30,000 locations.
This part was originally manufactured as welded fabrication of individually machined parts. The customer needed a new supplier who could cut costs, save time, and produce a stronger part.
We turned this part into a single casting with one machining operation on a 4-axis CNC horizontal mill, making the manufacturing process more efficient.
The single casting made the part more structurally sound and repeatable than the welded fabrication.
While the customer received a higher quality product, the product became cheaper to manufacture, saving the customer money. Therefore, the customer quickly saw a return on investment on their tooling costs.
The part became more efficient to manufacture and less labor intensive by forgoing welding and individual machining operations.