Kinetic Die Casting Company Makes Aluminum Auto Parts – A few months ago, an automotive parts customer contacted me; he makes aluminum hydraulic pumps for cars. He asked if he could move his die casting tooling inserts from his current die casting supplier to Kinetic Die Casting Company. He is getting over 50% leakage rejects from his current die casting supplier due to porosity. His product is prone to porosity because it has very thick material areas and very thin material areas. It would take a special effort to improve his production part process.
We gave him a price that was higher than he was currently paying and he agreed. What happened then was, he sent us his tooling inserts and we mounted his die casting inserts in our mold base and made his aluminum automotive pump parts. He was shocked at the difference. He had very few parts that leaked. We succeeded because we process every die casting job as a special job. Our single piece flow has also become single order flow.
I received this same request from that same customer this week, on a different part. He is also losing over 50% of his parts due to porosity leakage in his pumps. He now knows we can help him. The part cost is higher, but his total cost is much lower because he has fewer failures in his product.