The European customer started a project with a pressed and welded cone assembly involving several components and welds. Following issues in the field and failures with the original design, Ginho successfully secured the business for a singular cast cone, which is now in high volume serial production. In addition to this removing welds and resulting in a more robust component, the customer benefits from only having to source and verify a single component instead of several.
This improved supply chain traceability and minimised risk factors related to vibration within the assembly, and ultimately within the engine. This casting is now also being shipped to our customer’s factory in South America too, so this truly has developed into a key global collaboration. Our customer very much values our support in relation to this project, and we are now working to develop similar opportunities, and reducing risk factors in some of their other programs too.