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Case Studies

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A Tier I automotive supplier and existing customer was seeking cost cutting measures in the face of contracting profit margins. They called DeWayne’s.

This customer produces seating components and seat assemblies for automotive OEMs.  In the midst of a profit margin contraction, they invited DeWayne’s and other suppliers to participate in a cost-cutting brainstorming session.  The team at DeWayne’s developed a partial E-coating process that allowed them to dramatically reduce the amount of coating applied to seat assemblies.  The customer had previously coated the entire seat assembly because components couldn’t be coated separately and welded later.  The DeWayne’s solution—partial E-coating  in lieu of masking--allowed the customer to coat only those parts that were visible to the customer, but still allowed those parts to be welded to the seat assembly.

Impact - Annual savings for the customer in excess of $500,000

A major supplier to the auto and heavy truck industry experienced numerous plating issues on a critically important component that resulted in a high volume of returned parts. They called DeWayne’s.

This customer produces seating components and seat assemblies for automotive OEMs.  In the midst of a profit margin contraction, they invited DeWayne’s and other suppliers to participate in a cost-cutting brainstorming session.  The team at DeWayne’s developed a partial E-coating process that allowed them to dramatically reduce the amount of coating applied to seat assemblies.  The customer had previously coated the entire seat assembly because components couldn’t be coated separately and welded later.  The DeWayne’s solution—partial E-coating  in lieu of masking--allowed the customer to coat only those parts that were visible to the customer, but still allowed those parts to be welded to the seat assembly.

Impact - Dramatically improved performance of critically important part.

A Tier I automotive supplier struggled to meet OEM specs for a seating component and was in danger of losing the work. They called DeWayne’s.

A manufacturer of seating assemblies for automotive OEMs needed a red coating on a small portion of a lever on a seat track—the part was designed to show red if the seat wasn’t locked in place.  The part specs also required a phos & oil coating to provide lubricity.  Our customer struggled to find a red coating that would adhere to the phos and oil base coating.  After extensive experimentation, our team added cleaning and reoiling steps to the production process, we were able to E-coat directly onto a part that had already received a zinc phosphate finish.

Impact - Met customer specs and saved business they were in danger of losing.

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