5-Axis Casting Replacement
Demonstrating our commitment to customer support, we provided rapid response machining services when an optics and metrology company faced an inventory shortage of a cast part.
Our primary challenge involved rapidly replicating a cast part in all aspects of form, fit, and function since castings often have complex features that are difficult to machine. We also had to place a strong focus on meeting tight deadlines.
We leveraged our team-oriented approach and expert problem-solving capabilities to address the situation. Pre-launch, our Engineering Manager assembled a "tiger team" consisting of a diversified group of technically skilled individuals with the ability to develop a multi-dimensional solution at the technical and process levels. In addition to tool design and programming experts, members included a setup technician and quality specialists.
By working together cohesively, the team designed and procured customized tools and engineered a 5-axis machining process to produce the part from aluminum billet. Featuring dimensions of 1.5" In length x 1.75" in width x 2.0" in height, The component features a powder coated finish created by ET Precision personnel and a powder coating lab, additionally silkscreen printing was provided for the finished product.
Within four weeks, we delivered 450 sets of 100% conforming product. Our ability to swiftly investigate and build a solution enabled the customer to meet their product launch date. We worked hard to preserve our reputation as a trustworthy and dependable manufacturing partner when a client faced an emergency situation. Our organizational dynamic enabled us to devote time and resources to help this company meet the commitments they made to their stakeholders.
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5-Axis Casting Highlights
- Quick turn development on short run production
- Capabilities Applied / Processes
- Machine complete part from aluminum billet
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Matsuura MAM72-SVS 5 axis CNC
- Overall Part Dimensions
- 1.5 x 1.75 x 2.0
- Tightest Tolerances
- Replicate a cast part
- Material Used
- Aluminum billet
- Material Finish
- Powder coat & silk screen
- Industry for Use
- In Process Testing / Inspection Performed
- Cpk 1.33
- 450 sets
- Delivery / Turnaround Time
- 4 weeks
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
- Zero defect