An OEM of water tank systems was receiving major price increases on virgin, high impact ABS used for tank bases molded in-house. In addition, high warranty claims on bases deforming with larger storage tanks in hot climates was driving an expensive part engineering change.
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An automotive fuel tank supplier for General Motors full size trucks needed to add a stone protection shield with an integrated handle on its 26 and 34 gallon tanks. The shield provides an added level of protection from road debris as well as an ergonomic handle for assembly plant operators to retract the tank from its shipping rack.
A world class filtration systems supplier for various types of filters to the heavy equipment industry was under cost pressure to be competitive on a global basis without sacrificing their customers rigorous performance specifications.
Varisport, a manufacturer of commercial slideboards used in professional sports performance training facilities, fitness gyms, and physical therapy offices was looking to replace costlier ash wood bumpers on their home line of slideboards.
Late in the design of the Grand Sport, the Corvette engineering team realized that the existing air management panel assembly would not mate properly with the Grand Sport’s distinctively wider, special louvered front fenders.
Originally specified in virgin, 40% long glass fiber polypropylene material the molded substrates off production tooling failed the cross-load strength requirement during product validation.