Design for Manufacturability
Rest easy knowing that when challenges arise between component design and its realization, our engineering and manufacturing team will provide ideal solutions to improve its design for manufacturability (DFM) –often before it hits the production floor.
Consider a result of near-zero run out– diameter to diameter and face to face, the elimination of a secondary operation, and reductions in cost per piece and lead time. All gained by suggesting our customer add a simple feature– a center, into their design, allowing both ends of the part to be ground between centers in one operation!
When a thin-walled, automotive transmission component was not a candidate for revision, we innovated by designing and manufacturing suitable work holding and obtained a to-near-zero reduction in part distortion and a cycle time improvement, resulting in a near doubling of higher quality output!
In addition, complex parts are supported by our in-process manufacturing drawings, developed to account for heat treat, pre-plate, and pre-grind dimensional allowances and other in-process operations, resulting in piece-after-piece precision.
Profile also offers non-conventional solutions using conventional equipment- centerless grinding slots and flats in hardened materials and form-grinding parts with multiple features. These non-traditional applications bring with them reduced cost and lead time while engineering value into something otherwise ordinary.