TechDraw FT501™ Case Study: Automotive Manufacturing
In the automotive manufacturing industry, a Tier 1 stamping company faced a significant challenge in its production process. They were carrying out two separate operations for the M12 tapping of pressed parts.
A Costly Problem
The divided process was cumbersome and costly. To optimize their manufacturing process, the customer sought a more efficient solution. Their aim was to integrate the M12 tapping operation seamlessly within the drawing operation. In the past, they had attempted to combine the operations but were unsuccessful in performing the large-size forming tap operation.
This led to excessive heat and burnt-out taps. The reduction in the overall tap life led to increased downtime, tap costs, and scrap rates.
When they contacted a Fortech product specialist, he recommended the TechDraw FT501™, knowing it had the qualities needed to produce a superior result.
The extreme pressure additives in TechDraw FT501™ allow forming in the most severe stamping operations on substrates such as steel, stainless steel, galvanized, dual-phase, aluminum, and aluminized stainless. Furthermore, TechDraw FT501™ had already proven successful with M6-M8 taps.
Benefits and Features of TechDraw FT501™
● Multi-metal compatible
● Free of chlorine, boron, and formaldehyde donors
● Provides excellent lubricating properties that increase tool and die life
● Offers superior corrosion protection
● Superior biological control
● Keeps parts and presses clean and free of tacky buildups.
Fortech Product’s customer achieved the goal of combining the process, resulting in shorter turnaround and less compound for significant cost savings. The exceptional quality of the outputs made the test a resounding success. The trial was successful, demonstrating the remarkable consistency and reliability of TechDraw FT501™. Moving forward, the successful outcome of this trial paves the way for broader implementation and integration of TechDraw FT501™ in industrial settings.
Serving Manufacturers Globally
Based in Brighton, Michigan, USA, Fortech Products is an industry leader in the manufacturing and direct supply globally of lapping compounds, metalworking fluids, forming lubricants, industrial cleaners, rust preventives, and low-VOC, water-based corrosion-resistant industrial and automotive coatings.
If you would like to learn more about Fortech’s TechDraw FT501™ or another product talk with a product specialist today!