Case Studies

A Case in Point…

At Federal Tool & Engineering, we pride ourselves in helping our customers find solutions, innovate and even save money. Below are just a few ways we’ve done just that.

Cost Savings – CB Mounting Bracket Redesign Results in National Recognition Award

The CB Mounting Bracket is used in securing heating cables to the exterior of a commercial foodservice oven. Based on the size of the oven, either a single, double or triple hole version of the Mounting Bracket is used to secure the heating cables. Read the Full Case Study.

IMG_0127Innovation & Process: In an environment of increasing raw material prices, it is often a challenge to generate meaningful cost savings. That’s what a leading manufacturer of decorative plumbing fixtures thought before FTE analyzed the multiple operation production tooling and recommended reducing operations from five independent steps to three. The result generated nearly a 10% cost savings and a payback on tool modifications of 7 months.

IMG_0148Rapid Response: A plastic injection molding company was faced with shutting down a Toyota SUV production line due to a delayed delivery from a Chinese supplier. One week before shutdown, the Toyota seating division contacted Federal Tool & Engineering for immediate help. Within four days, FTE designed and built a combination of hard and soft tooling, acquired raw material, ran production, and delivered product. Not only did FTE keep the Toyota production line up and running, but also delivered parts that were dimensionally superior to the Chinese competitor.

IMG_0002AEngineering Support: Faced with assemblies not capable of meeting “load” requirements, a
prominent manufacturer of law enforcement handcuffs turned to FTE for assistance. Our in-house engineering team calculated design and physical characteristics to improve load capability from a negative 10% factor to enabling the cuffs to withstand a load more than double the requirement.