Our client was using a cast aluminum mounting bracket to hold a canister filled with inert pressurized gas. The existing bracket was expensive and heavy because it had to support the canister when it was actively filling a large safety bag in less than 1/100th of a second.
A.J. Rose’s engineers assessed the existing product’s material makeup and manufacturing process to help them develop alternative solutions. Our zinc-plated High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) stamped steel alternative had enough yield to be formed into an intricate shape while providing the required strength. We also conducted a finite element analysis (FEA) to ensure the new design would withstand the various forces that could be involved and ensured it passed all testing with a 2.5x safety factor.
We created the prototype for the client to test. The prototype bracket took on the production manufacturing and progressive die stamping of the part which measures 7″ long, 3″ wide and 2″ high. The new bracket design, material and manufacturing process proved to be lightweight, high strength and cost-effective
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