In the automation and workholding industry our customers are often faced with new requirements that require unique solutions. In this case our customer introduced Ahaus to the challenge of machining magnesium in a production environment, introducing flammable safety concerns to their process.
Our sales and engineering team worked closely with the customer to develop a sound solution for the request providing conceptual ideas and new materials to eliminate risk areas. As part of the engineering process, we executed a risk analysis, looking at all possible cutter path interferences, selecting “non-spark” materials for components, and other surrounding materials on the fixture.
As a result, the customer commissioned a successful launch resulting in stronger materials with excellent machinability being produced in the automotive industry.