During our yearly VA/VE exercise at one of our customers, we identified the 10 piece assembly shown above as a possible cost savings candidate.

  • Elimination of four aluminum extrusions

  • Elimination of three plastic injection molded parts.

  • Elimination of two screw-machined parts

  • Elimination of one roll-formed part

  • Elimination of two drilling operations.

  • Elimination of two precision saw-cut operations.

  • Reduction of inventoried components.

  • Reduction of lead times from multiple sources.

  • Part-to-part consistency.

  • Part number, revision letter and date code can now appear on each part for warranty traceability.