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Custom Metal Retention Clip Stamping with Foam Seal for Automotive Application

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Foam Seal
Foam Seal

This featured custom metal retention clip with a foam seal began with customer-supplied specifications and standards. Working with our client, we developed the design for the project using CATIA, and then built the appropriate tooling in-house, at our facility. After prototypes were developed and tested, we were ready to begin stamping.

The retention clip was manufactured using a S3F Four-slide machine and 0.025" thick 1050 spring steel, and the seal was manufactured from molded foam. We austemper heat treated each clip, and applied a zinc electroplate or black fluorocarbon paint finish. Throughout manufacturing we upheld a 0.005" tolerance.

Once the tested lot size was approved to the customers' specifications for Rockwell hardness, salt spray, and humidity testing, we began the process to manufacture and package these clips to meet the weekly  requirements of the 1,000,000 piece annual volume for shipments into Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana for use in the automotive industry. To learn more about this project and others, please contact Master Manufacturing Co., Inc.

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Metal Retention Clip Specifications

Capabilities Applied/Processes Engineering Design, Prototypes, Stamping
Tightest Tolerance .005"
Material Thickness 0.025"
Material Applied Molded Foam Seal
Material Used C 1050 Spring Steel
Material Finish Zinc Electroplate or Black Fluorocarbon Paint
Secondary Operations Applied Austemper Heat Treatment, Molded Foam
Industry for use Automotive
Annual Volume 1,000,000
Delivery Time Just-In-Time
Lead-time 8 weeks to production
Delivery Location Michigan / Ohio / Indiana
Standards Met Customer supplied appliance specifications
Product Name Retention Clip with Foam Seal
Project Scope Design, build tooling, and manufacture assembly application
Design Work CATIA
Testing Application Rockwell Harndess / Salt Spray / Humidity
Tooling Produce tooling within Master's Tool & Die Facility
Manufacturing Application Four-Slide and Punch Press

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