This featured custom metal retention clip with a foam seal began with customer-supplied specifications and standards. Working with our client, we developed the design for the project using CATIA, and then built the appropriate tooling in-house, at our facility. After prototypes were developed and tested, we were ready to begin stamping.
The retention clip was manufactured using a S3F Four-slide machine and 0.025″ thick 1050 spring steel, and the seal was manufactured from molded foam. We austemper heat treated each clip, and applied a zinc electroplate or black fluorocarbon paint finish. Throughout manufacturing we upheld a 0.005″ tolerance.
Once the tested lot size was approved to the customers’ specifications for Rockwell hardness, salt spray, and humidity testing, we began the process to manufacture and package these clips to meet the weekly requirements of the 1,000,000 piece annual volume for shipments into Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana for use in the automotive industry. To learn more about this project and others, please contact Master Manufacturing Co., Inc.
|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Engineering Design, Prototypes, Stamping|
|Material Applied||Molded Foam Seal|
|Material Used||C 1050 Spring Steel|
|Material Finish||Zinc Electroplate or Black Fluorocarbon Paint|
|Secondary Operations Applied||Austemper Heat Treatment, Molded Foam|
|Industry for use||Automotive|
|Lead-time||8 weeks to production|
|Delivery Location||Michigan / Ohio / Indiana|
|Standards Met||Customer supplied appliance specifications|
|Product Name||Retention Clip with Foam Seal|
|Project Scope||Design, build tooling, and manufacture assembly application|
|Testing Application||Rockwell Harndess / Salt Spray / Humidity|
|Tooling||Produce tooling within Master’s Tool & Die Facility|
|Manufacturing Application||Four-Slide and Punch Press|