In less than an hour and for under $100, we saved our customers more than $35,000. The problem: Their design for a stainless steel control panel made some of the holes too large for the buttons. By the time the problem was discovered, the stainless steel skin had been cut, polished, partially assembled and screen-printed. What’s more, the customer was almost out of lead time.
Using our new fiber optic laser, we were able to program a shim, get the material on the machine and cut the part within 30 minutes. The project delivered on time, and the rework expense didn’t cut into the customer’s profits.
|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Fiber optic laser cutting|
|Tightest Tolerance||Outside diameter 1.373; inside diameter 1.300|
|Material Thickness||.060 GA|
|Material Used||16 ga 304 #4 stainless steel|
|Material Finish||4 polished|
|Industry for Use||Architectural control panel|
|Lead Time||1 hour|
|Standards Met||200 hr salt spray testing|
|Project Scope||Program and cut shims as quickly as possible|
|Design Work||CAD and programming at EJ Ajax|