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.
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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.
A major Tier 1 supplier for interior headliner components was challenged by Ford Engineering to increase recycled content for their Ford Explorer headliner without increasing cost or sacrificing Ford performance requirements.
A Tier 1 supplier to Chrysler was looking for an alternative to replace a discontinued grade of glass reinforced SMA (Dylark™) on a structural, non-appearance, headliner component.