Make one out of 3! Functional integration at FEINGUSS BLANK

03/18/2016

 

Pöttinger is specialized in the production of equipment for tillage, seed drilling and harvesting. The enterprise needed a component for their accessory seed drill which can form a regular seed furrow and remove straw and plant residues from the corn storage area. First the component was manufactured as a welding assembly. Several individual parts made of different material like flat steel were separately machined and welded. This way of production was extensive and costly.

When discussing an offer, the developers of FEINGUSS BLANK submitted an alternative proposal for a more economic and more efficient solution than the previous welded component. The manufacturing by investment casting according to the lost wax procedure made it possible to replace the three individual components, which up to now had to be welded together, by one single investment casting part.

After having delivered the first parts, FEINGUSS BLANK as system supplier additionally took over further manufacturing steps for the whole order and supplied Pöttinger with a ready-to-install component made in one single cast, hardened and lacquered. So a price reduction of 50% could be achieved compared to the previous welding assembly.