Beginning with our customer’s automotive specifications, Master Manufacturing Co., Inc. undertook this custom ratcheting metal clip project, designed for use in an interior trim automotive applications. We began design using CATIA, and then moved on to manufacturing prototypes. After we finished with the prototyping stage of the project, we were ready to begin stamping.
Using our specially designed tooling, we set about stamping the order of z-axis ratcheting metal clips. Made from 0.025″ thick C 1050 spring steel, we primarily used a S3F four-slide during manufacturing, and finished each clip with a zinc electroplate hex-free chromate material. We also applied an austemper heat treatment as a secondary procedure. Throughout manufacturing we upheld a tight tolerance of .005″.
After manufacturing we conducted several tests to guarantee our clips could withstand their environment: a Rockwell hardness test, a salt spray test, and a humidity test. After inspection and packaging the components to our customers’ weekly production requirements, the parts began delivery in accordance with our client’s just-in-time delivery system to Michigan, Texas, and Mexico. The entire project took 6 weeks to complete from design to production.
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|Capabilities Applied/Processes||Engineering Design, Prototypes, Stamping|
|Material Used||C 1050 Spring Steel|
|Material Finish||Zinc Electroplate Hex Free Chromate|
|Secondary Operations Applied||Austemper Heat Treatment|
|Industry for use||Automotive|
|Lead-time||6 weeks to production|
|Delivery Location||Michigan / Texas / Mexico|
|Standards Met||Customer supplied automotive specifications|
|Product Name||Z axis ratcheting metal clip|
|Project Scope||Design, build tooling, and manufacture assembly application|
|Testing Application||Rockwell Hardness / Salt Spray / Humidity|
|Tooling||Produce tooling within Master’s Tool & Die Facility|
|Manufacturing Application||Four-Slide and Punch Press|