Automotive OEM: Exhaust Tail Pipe

 

Project Scope: Reduce consumption of bending lubricant and improve mandrel tooling life over the competitive "GEL-Type" product.

Metal Substrate: ALUMINIZED 409 STAINLESS STEEL TUBE

Material Dimensions: 3.0” O.D. TUBE—0.039” (1.0 mm) THICKNESS

Tooling Information: CHROMED STEEL MANDREL

IRMCO Product: IRMCO EXTREME® 460-81A : USED AS RECEIVED

Process Improvements:

  • Improved tool life 15% over competitive bending lubricant.
  • Reduced lubricant consumption 18%, while improving part finish and sustaining tool life increases.
  • Further optimized bending process with customer to reduce or eliminate leaks, increase pump and valve lives of application equipment.
  • Parts are able to be welded without prior cleaning.