Case Study

The Right Tools for the Job

The Challenge

  • One of our aerospace customers was looking to re-shore a complex part that was manufactured in Asia at the time
  • Our customer was not satisfied by the consistency of a very difficult bore, and the per part cost pressure was quite high


Product: Cylinder | 6061 Aluminum

Quantity: 10,000 pieces per year

Industry: Aerospace

Type of Fabrication: Machining | Milling

Staub’s Solution

The Staub team designed permanent fixturing to maximize efficiency and immediately invested in the best tooling to complete the critical bore with precision. We put in place a custom diamond reamer for cutting and a custom mandril for our air gaging system to inspect the critical diameter. By pairing just the right process and tooling with a tailored measuring system, we were able to exceed the client’s demands.


Not only did Staub deliver the part as required, but we also developed a four year (and counting) relationship with zero customer returns. Our customer takes these parts from dock to stock, avoiding the pitfalls that overseas sourcing can bring.