Perkins

Timing Cases – High Pressure Die Casting

Seamless transition avoiding costly interruptions to production

Overview

Providing a dedicated resource requires a great deal of up front investment to establish continuity of transfer, from one supplier to another. Quality issues, logistics issues and process planning all had to be accounted for in going from zero to a volume of 4500 parts per week. Working closely with our client we agreed casting changes that would maximise production yield, and improve quality. New die-cast tooling was produced together with new CNC and Die Casting machines, all of which had to be installed and commissioned in readiness for lines being transferred from the clients incumbent supplier.

Results

We were able to rectify previous quality issues by utilising our MAGMA design capability to modify production tooling. Our resource programme provided the capability to cast and machine 210,000 parts per annum through a dedicated 4.5 CNC machine and a 1350 tonne die casting machine. Once PPAP parts were submitted and stocked, the flow was turned off with the existing supplier and then immediately back on with Alumasc.

Benefits Summary

The client could maintain and improve current production output without any interruption. Alumasc provided a secure and competent alternative benefiting from stable processes and state-of-the-art equipment.

The end result was the ongoing success of this partnership with platforms for future development.