Highest Quality Custom Safety Parts
Making complex, tight tolerance (to +/-.0002”) milled parts for our customer who is an Automotive Safety Supplier is one of our niche markets. Our 5 axis machining capabilities allow us to finish most of the machining in one operation.
Our Engineering Staff’s knowledge of GD&T coupled with our programming software and use of both standard and custom tooling gives us the edge on cutting cost out of the manufacturing process and giving the customer the quality they expect.
Finish is everything on these parts….holding surface finishes down to Ra16 and not having machining lines visible on the part is paramount to our customer. We stock these parts and have them supplied to our customer JIT for their manufacturing needs.
We rise to the challenge of opportunities that present themselves to us. A major manufacturer of safety testing equipment for the automotive safety industry was abruptly informed that a key precision machining supplier was being sold to a national tooling company and that the new management team was changing the focus of the company. The supplier would no longer be producing their parts. Being mission-critical parts, it was imperative that the company find a new supplier… fast. They called us because we were rated as their top machining performer for both quality and delivery.
The parts were low-volume, difficult-to-manufacture components with tight tolerances and some tough features. Contour’s highly experienced team of machining professionals developed a precision machining process using five axis technology that would ensure a perfect fit between the teeth of two heat-treated parts that needed to mate up perfectly. Being a safety-critical application, the only acceptable level of quality was zero defects.
In less than three months, Contour, working closely with the manufacturer’s engineering and purchasing teams, was able to launch the process, earn first pass approval on PPAPs and begin shipping several different versions of defect-free product on-time and on-budget.
When you make products that are responsible for saving peoples’ lives, you need a machining supplier that provides on time, defect-free deliveries…the first time, every time. You need Contour. Send us RFQ!