VA/VE: Supplier contribution to procurement strategy

by Caterina Tosca May 2, 2018

VA/VE: Supplier contribution to procurement strategy


In this post we are going to discuss the advantages of involving suppliers in procurement strategy, and how they can impact the final result of a VA/VE analysis.

by Caterina Tosca May 2, 2018

What is Value Analysis / Value Engineering

by Caterina Tosca April 23, 2018

What is Value Analysis / Value Engineering


In this post we are going to explain what Value Analysis / Value Engineering is, starting from its history up to why it is so important for manufacturers today.

by Caterina Tosca April 23, 2018

Die casting defects: Internal and Superficial

by Martina Fagnani April 6, 2017

Die casting defects: Internal and Superficial


The main die casting defects which occur during die casting can be divided in categories related to different phases of production process.

These defects occur during different moments:

  • Die casting
  • Pre-Finishing
  • Machining operations
  • Surface finishing

In particular in this article we are going to analyze defects related to the first category: die casting.

Is important to remember that not every defect can be avoided during die casting phase, but is necessary to focus on mould design. This happens because during production phase is possible to act on a limited number of parameters and sometimes to solve a problem the designer can only modify mould design.

by Martina Fagnani April 6, 2017

The Zinc Die Caster Impact on Production Costs Reduction

by Martina Fagnani February 14, 2017

The Zinc Die Caster Impact on Production Costs Reduction

The importance of choosing the right zinc die caster

Choosing the perfect zinc die caster is an important issue: this choice could determine the good or bad outcome of a product.

In order to reach clients’ expectations is important to consider every production aspect. To organize it in the best way possible is important to analyze the entire production process.

 

by Martina Fagnani February 14, 2017

Zinc die caster contribution to VAVE analysis

by Martina Fagnani January 27, 2017
Topics: VAVE
Topics: VAVE

Zinc die caster contribution to VAVE analysis


VAVE analysis is a systematic and organized method to drive down the product cost and improves profitability of products. It is a game-changer for procurement.

The first step of cost reduction is to decrease material and production costs: it is important to choose the right material, the most useful assembling process and to use a prototype and a simulation tool to avoid any problem during the production cycle. A zinc die caster supplier can offer to its customers a co-design service that has the aim of cutting costs without damaging quality.

The supplier has the chance of using simulation, prototyping, testing and process optimization. The supplier can suggest which can be possible problems before the production and suggest ideas to avoid them.

Is difficult to find and choose the right zinc die caster, but having the right partner may be what makes the difference. In fact the right supplier helps to reach goals and can help to optimize an already developed process. It has knowledge of the entire process and knows how to optimize and improve it.

Below three areas to improve thanks to the right zinc die caster:

by Martina Fagnani January 27, 2017

How zamak die casters can support value analysis

by Marcello Cazzaniga January 27, 2017
Topics: VAVE
Topics: VAVE

How zamak die casters can support value analysis


The main benefits of using Zinc alloys are accuracy, machinability, thin wall capability, castability, dimensional stability, and joining feasibility.

Zamak die casters should help their customers reduce manufacturing costs, which in that industry can be divided into three main fields:

  • Raw materials
  • Labour
  • Process

by Marcello Cazzaniga January 27, 2017

Optimizing die casting engineering for cost reduction

by Stefano Polli January 18, 2017

Optimizing die casting engineering for cost reduction


 

Industry 4.0 tries to gather every phase of production process into simulation. In particular in die casting engineering, simulation has to consider several points:

  • Productive plant
  • Die casting tools
  • Automation tools
  • Cooling tools
  • Secondary operation tools
by Stefano Polli January 18, 2017

The best approach to cost reduction in casting process

by Stefano Polli January 9, 2017

The best approach to cost reduction in casting process

In order to apply a cost reduction in casting the designer should have a global view of the entire process. In fact it is very important to be focused on the entire casting process, not only on a singular operation.

To better understand this point is important to know all phases of casting process.

Casting process is composed by different phases that allow zamak becoming finished and packaged product, here below the six steps:

  • Die casting
  • Elimination of runners and overflows
  • Handling
  • Surface treatments
  • Packaging and delivering
  • Controlling the process

by Stefano Polli January 9, 2017

How companies can save while selecting the die caster

by Marcello Cazzaniga December 20, 2016

How companies can save while selecting the die caster


The most important element selecting the materials for the production and processes is trying to minimize costs of the product and its production.

Producing, finishing, delivering and assembling costs depend on a wide range of factors. If the quantities of parts requested are small the cost of the tooling is more important than the one of casting.

There are different areas where designers can save:

  • Material
  • Tooling
  • Casting
  • Trimming
  • Machining
  • Surface finishing
  • Assembling
  • Packaging for delivery
by Marcello Cazzaniga December 20, 2016

How the right die casting supplier can help your company's VAVE

by Martina Fagnani December 19, 2016

How the right die casting supplier can help your company's VAVE


 

A customer oriented company should be focused on a co-design service that can help you to cut costs. Manufacturing costs of products can be categorized into:

  • Raw materials
  • Labor
  • Process

In this regard product engineers are always trying to reduce production and material costs but also to maintain the quality of the product: value analysis and value engineering (VAVE) is really fundamental to reach this goal.

by Martina Fagnani December 19, 2016