Large Thrust Washer
Off-road construction equipment manufacturer.
An existing customer contacted us about a new metal conversion idea. They wanted to lighten weight and lower production cost of a metal thrust washer used in a transmission torque convertor. Additional issues they wanted to address were unpredictability in failure mode and toxic liquids used in the manufacture of the metal washer.
In a collaborative effort with the customer, Allegheny Performance Plastics helped design the replacement part and provided machined prototypes. We injection molded the new parts and provided additional services such as machining and inspection.
This successful metal to plastic conversion:
- Reduced costs by 50%.
- Reduced weight by 66%.
- Improved failure mode.