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Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

Edge bonded shim set for military vehicles

Edge bonded shim set for military vehicles A military ground assault vehicle manufacturer approached Spirol Industries to provide quick delivery of adjustable shim packs for the spacing of armoured vehicle door hinges.  This spacing is critical to the welding process, providing proper sealing and locking engagement of the door systems.
 
The customer designed an adjustable shim pack based on surface bonded shim material requiring 94 layers of 0.05 mm thick laminates.  Because of the size and configuration of the parts, surface bonded materials were problematic in cost, the amount of time needed for dimensional adjustment, as well as a long lead-time required for manufacturing.
 
Spirol's Application Engineers worked with the manufacturer to determine the required adjustment and developed three Edge-Bonded Shim Set proposals.  The advantages were evaluated and a proposal offering safe, quick adjustment, a 70% cost reduction and a short manufacturing lead-time was selected. The solution was provided without tooling cost using Spirol's tool-less manufacturing technology.
 
Spirol offers free samples and application engineering support.  The company's
Application Engineers will review a customer's application needs and work with their design team to recommend the best solution.
 

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