Other Case studies
Achieving Tight Tolerances Metal Stamping
Collaborative discussions with the customer helped Ultra fully understand the functionality and features of the thrust ring. It was identified that the part’s tabs required a tight tolerance of no more than .062” to achieve correct alignment with threads during the multi-assembly process.
Reducing Costs with a Progressive Stamping Die
Production costs were increasing because a splash guard and (6) drainage slots were added to the part’s design to meet safety requirements. The part’s length changed with these newly added features and made the existing die unusable.
Lower production costs for the fuel filler by utilizing a more efficient production process. Ensure the new features maintain the overall functionality of the fuel filler cup.
Outdoor Power Equipment Metal Stamping Case Study
Manufacturer of Rotary Lawn Mower Blade Sharpeners and Balancers for the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry
A recommendation from their previous supplier brought Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer’s leaders, Gerd & Erik Bauer, to Ultra’s front doors to continue production of their lawn mower blade sharpener.
Meeting Design Challenges
The tabs on this lock washer were not forming correctly leading to production delays. Prototyping established a feasible manufacturing process that could metal stamp this part and its tabs to the design print.
Streamlining Production and Improving Quality
This metal part was having quality issues and its production costs were increasing. A new locking feature corrected the quality issues and building a more efficient progressive stamping die reduced costs.