Automotive Chassis Frame Bracket
A customer was originally using a piece of cut tubing as a spacer used to support two plates in an automotive front end assembly. The tubing was cut to the proper length, placed between the two plates and then welded in place. Due to the fact that a 16mm bolt is passed through the ID of the tubing, the ID needed to be burr free. In the process of cutting the tubing to length, a burr is left on the ID. Therefore, in order to meet the quality requirements, a secondary operation of deburring the ID needed to be added to the process. This added a great deal of cost to the cut tubing.