Instrument Panel Assembly Case 1
Tubular Products worked cooperatively with customer to redesign the current hybrid (steel/magnesium) design to an all steel mainstream design.
Design resulted in a cost savings of 43%.
Annual Cost Savings exceeding $50 million.
Instrument Panel Assembly Case 2
Co-located design engineering resources at customer’s facility to support the design responsibilities.
Exceeded affordable target at launch and provided ongoing specification cost reductions.
Developed mass effective design.
Maximized the use of tubular solutions, while minimizing stamping content to provide ongoing flexibility for change with minimal investment.
The weld specifications for instrument panel assembly were written in the absence of weld specs from customer.