Our customer, a tier 1 automotive supplier was in the midst of launching a new program. The customer’s current design failed when performing a safety pull test on an assembly that included one of our parts. The customer considered adding a more costly and time-consuming weld operation.
However, asking for a program time extension was out of the question and putting the part through an extensive engineering change process to correct the problem wasn’t feasible this late in the game. With only a week before the program was due to launch into full production, time was of the essence.