PROJECT: Encryption Device
Customer solicited RFQs for a chassis and cover machined from solid aluminum.
Original quote for solid aluminum design: $310/unit cost.
AM&T Engineering Study:
AM&T proactively reviewed numerous alternate manufacturing methods and alternate materials. A full engineering review was completed with cost reduction analysis including thermal and mechanical requirements.
AM&T recommended a die cast chassis and cover.
To date, AM&T’s design effort saved Defense Contractor $2.5m.
Unit cost reduction to $209.00 (33% reduction).
Raw material cost reduction of 50%.
Die cast eliminates 30% of machining time.
Die cast yields higher throughput, 3 times higher.
Note: Customer was not burdened by expense of redesign nor tooling expense. In partnership effort AM&T
engineered design, cast tooling, etc. and funded the tooling.