Case Study

Design Input Reduces Costs, Improve Strength

The Challenge

  • Our customer’s new shaft design proved difficult – and costly – to machine
  • We found that we were putting an inordinate amount of cost into a feature that didn’t seem to offer significant benefit
  • During a DFM (design for manufacturability) consultation, it became clear to us the connection method for the shaft had significant failure potential


Product: Pump Shaft | 416 Stainless Steel

Quantity: 10,000 pieces per year

Industry: Fluid Power

Type of Fabrication: Machining | Turning