Expedited Launch With an Eye Toward Manufacturability
Our goal is to not only find the most cost-effective manufacturing methods to meet design objectives now, but ones that will continue to reap benefits in the future. For example, manufacturers in the automotive industry often need to rapidly test a design change to accommodate mating parts or downstream manufacturability. Our engineering team stands ready to assist in providing this support. We’ve even machined finished products out of solid bar stock and billet in order to avoid lengthy forging, casting, stamping, and tooling delays.
Systrand is ready to design for manufacturability as well as performance. That often means “right-sizing” value engineering. Instead of simply focusing on component-level complexity reduction, we look for opportunities to reduce cost, improve performance, or allow for a more robust manufacturing process at every level. That often means reengineering a two or three component assembly to be a single part. But Systrand can do more than simply reduce complexity.
An automotive manufacturer recently sourced an element of their EV powertrain to Systrand as a one-piece component. As they progressed through development and testing, they discovered that this value-engineered design simply was not capable of the movement their transmission demanded. Our team was able to help them redesign their component as a five-piece assembly—which Systrand could then deliver as a completed assembly in production volumes. This didn’t simply improve transmission performance, it also made it possible for the automotive manufacturer to continue to meet their production goals and maintain their timelines.
Offering a Full-Service Design Assist and Tooling Department
Systrand was founded as an emergency supplier to the automotive industry. Since then we’ve maintained and expanded those internal capabilities, with a focus on high-precision, high-volume manufacturing. Today, we are uniquely suited to help automotive manufacturers quickly work through new designs and fine tune them for peak manufacturability, in addition to peak performance.
We manage all prototype part production and most tooling and gauging builds within our own internal tooling department. This department has the benefit of the latest CAD/CAM software, 3D modeling, CNC and manual machines, and performance-accelerating Zeiss CMMs—everything they need to reduce launch times. Our internal tool room department can expedite any part-specific machining work to further compress timing.
But the most important tool in our tool box is experience: Systrand has been successful because we have made it our business to find, develop, and retain an engineering team with unparalleled manufacturing experience. Keeping this much talent and technology in-house means we can rapidly and reliably develop solutions, confident that we’ll be able to control timing and costs on critical project components.
Our approach is grounded in data analysis, with continuous monitoring in place to confirm that our manufacturing processes are precise, accurate, and repeatable. But more importantly, we have the tools and processes in place to ensure that our components and assemblies perform to ever higher standards while still respecting your timeline.
Our production and design teams benefit from the latest CAD/CAM software; 3D modeling; modern, flexible, and scalable CNC-based machines; and performance-accelerating Zeiss coordinate-measuring machines (CMMs). Our internal tool room department can expedite any part-specific machining work we need to compress timing.
With Systrand you can be confident your components will meet your design, durability, and performance specifications, while balancing them against the realities imposed by cost constraints and timelines.