Engineering & Product Development
The Defiance Metal Products’ engineering team adds value to our OEM customers by using its deep technical expertise to value-engineer new and existing products. Our goal is to maximize the cost-efficiency and manufacturability of our customer’s products. When possible, we seek opportunities to collaborate with our customers’ engineering teams to jointly develop the most efficient solution to their design needs.
We focus on both tooling and processing cost. We combine our stamping capability with standard fabrication to offer the most cost effective solution. For example, depending on volume, we may suggest a high speed fiber laser blank vs. a blank & pierce die. This saves on tooling cost and in some cases significantly improves material utilization. Another example would be a part with straight line forms, we may suggest a blank & pierce die and run the forming operation in a brake press.
With many years of experience, our engineering group partners with some of the premier tool sources in the Midwest and offers our customers wide-ranging support from concept simulation all the way to production.