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Formed Spring Steel Wire Protector Bracket for the Automotive Industry

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Spring Steel Wire Protector Bracket
Spring Steel Wire Protector Bracket

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When customers need highly precise metalworking with tight turnaround times, they can count on us at Active Manufacturing Corp.. We were approached by a client in the automotive industry to manufacture a formed spring steel wire protector bracket, and we were pleased to take on the project. Our client needed a prototype and initial production support within a fast timeframe. Using annealed high carbon spring steel, our team of experts employed our Mazak Laser and our Pro Active Servo Press to laser cut, form, heat treat, and finish with zinc plating for the prototype. A great deal of care was required during machining, as the wire protector bracket had two complex parts that needed to be precisely aligned. The completed bracket featured dimensions of 1-1/4” in length, 1” in width, .021” in thickness, and weighed less than 1 lb. The bracket was produced with uncompromising accuracy as well, with tolerances that were held to ±0.005”. Quality assurance was made with dimensional and visual inspections performed throughout the manufacturing process. We were able to meet all of our customer’s specifications and requirements for a fast turnaround time, with lead times of just one week for the prototype and three weeks for the initial production support, including delivery to our client in Michigan.

To find out more about our capabilities to fabricate highly complex parts within short timeframes, please see the following table or contact us directly.

Wire Protector Bracket Project Highlights

Project Name & Description
Mustang Clip – Wire Protector Bracket
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Forming
Secondary:
Laser Cutting
Heat Treating
Plating
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Pro Active Servo Press
Mazak Laser
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 1-¼”
Width: 1”
Thickness: .021”
Weight: Less Than 1 lb.
Tightest Tolerances
± .005”
Material Used
Annealed High Carbon Spring Steel
Material Finish
Zinc Plated
Industry for Use
Automotive
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Volume
Prototype and Initial Production Support
Delivery/Turnaround Time
1 week for prototype, 3 weeks for initial production support
Delivery Location
Michigan
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, CAD Drawings

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