Part Number: 30-5440
Material : Extruded Aluminum
Specialties: Light Weighting
Light weighting initiative changing from a ductile iron casting to a machined aluminum extrusion
Our customer was looking for a lighter design to replace the ductile iron mount they currently used. And we delivered, with a new, aluminum extruded part that not only provided superior performance, but delivered a total weight reduction of approximately 10 pounds.
This was a new area of expertise for us, but after several rounds of development we hit on the right design. And once the design was perfected, we had to approach the machining of the part differently, as aluminum extrusions for lightweighting come with their own set of challenges. Ultimately we deployed our design, fabrication and machining skill to deliver the product to the customer on time and on spec.