Tool design innovation reduces costs
15 June 2017
Leading Aerospace, Automotive and Medical Tier 2 supplier needed to innovate products to drive cost down.
Cost down product review drives innovation
When a global manufacturer of high-tech filtration products sought to review its product range, Tex Plastics were given the opportunity to ‘re-think’ the plastic injection components needed. This also included the downstream sub assembly activities and supply chain.
The design team needed to innovate the tooling design to make significant savings
As tooling is a very expensive upfront cost, any significant changes need to be fully thought through and model saving projections must be accurate. Reviewing multiple components within the product portfolio enabled Tex Plastics technical design team to consolidate components.
Subtle design modifications reduced the production costs
Working closely with the clients product design team options were explored. Working to the highest Aerospace, Automotive and Medical accreditation standards meant working collaboratively was essential. The Tex Plastics team were able to revise the tooling designs to deliver the savings required. This also optimised key assembly processes, making them faster and more cost efficient.