A major automaker sourced the stamping tool development and build for an entire vehicle with just one tooling supplier. In order for the tool build company to get paid, successful buyoff included passing strain analyses on over 100 critical stampings. Traditionally, the steel company sourced with the supply of each part was called upon for this analysis, but the automaker had not yet sourced production steel supply. What did the tooling supplier do?
They called EQS! We did over 100 hard tool buyoff strain analyses in Japan and a similar number for home line commissioning at in the USA. If parts were not acceptable by having safety margins less than 10%, we worked with the toolmakers to guide them on how metal is flowing and what corrective actions they could take. EQS helped the toolmaker come in ahead of time and under budget – a win for them as well as the automaker!