A large OEM reached out to us with a project that involved building 100 machines. Lead time was very important for the OEM as they needed over 6,000 parts CNC machined complete with a 6 week deadline. A project of this magnitude accompanied with a short lead time was a huge challenge for our shop. With over 60 line items, these parts required several different operations including CNC machining, 5-Axis machining, CNC turning, waterjet cutting, and full inspection services. For the majority of the CNC machined components, we were able to build custom fixtures which helped us to cut down on both cost and lead time which was a great savings for our customer. Our entire team worked between 60-70 hours per week which included working weekends to meet our customer’s deadline.
We were able to utilize the majority of our departments including CNC machining, 5-Axis, CNC turning, waterjet, inspection, and project management. We machined complete all 6,000 components in five weeks, one week sooner than the customer had requested. All of the CNC machined components have been shipped to the OEM where they will be assembled to build the 100 machines. This may only be the first run for this project as the OEM is expecting to produce an additional 500 machines which could amount to well over 30,000 parts to be CNC machined complete.
Since 2008, TPS (Trinity Precision Solutions) has been supplying the Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Electronics, and Defense industries with their contract manufacturing needs. TPS houses a Class 10,000 Cleanroom where we provide ultrasonic washing, passivation, Cleanroom assembly, Cleanroom packaging, laser welding, and laser marking services. TPS also provides contract CNC machining, CNC turning, waterjet, and wire EDM services. Feel free to send in your RFQ by clicking here.