Die-cast aluminum structure for micro camera/special control unit

17.04.2014, 16:53

Customer request:
After contacting several die makers and not achieving the required results due to product feasibility problems, a known car manufacturer (and Formula 1 competitor) contacted Eurostampi for the supply of several die-case aluminum details to be assembled in a single structure.
The product - which involved very thin thicknesses and an elevated technological content - was to be delivered in initial sampling groups of 100 pieces per type and within 40 days.

- cost analysis: design, casting, transformation, mechanical machining and final post-machining treatments
- 2D and 3D detail drawing review, thus making it possible to produce the part while maintaining the appearance and material requested by the customer
- stereolithography sampling
- 2D and 3D die design

- Tebis, Auton and MasterCam tool paths
- die construction using suitable heat treatments
- aluminum casting for 150 pieces, with dimensional control report
- mechanical machining on automated machining centers
- pieces washed to eliminate impurities as a result of mechanical machining
- packaging

Eurostampi solutions:
After performing a first product feasibility analysis according to the specifications provided by the customer and the non-performing results obtained from the previous die makers, the company accepted Eurostampi’s recommendation to modify the thicknesses of the object and its internal characteristics in order to ensure its feasibleness and series production.
In order to produce the final product, it was also necessary to build special mechanical processing apparatuses: control jigs and special arbors made of hardened steel which were used on the automated machining centers.

Eurostampi’s successes:
Eurostampi’s preliminary project feasibility study and optimal simultaneous management of 5 different suppliers were decisive elements in producing the high-performance finished pieces while meeting - and even bringing forward - the scheduled time for delivering the samples (30 days).
As a result of the first supply, production of the product was confirmed for the customer in subsequent lots of 5,000 pieces.

Based on EUROSTAMPI S. R. L. information