Project Initiation
Upon the award of a new production contract, SKRL initiates the product development process in the following manner: First, A project manager is assigned to the program. Next the Engineering department is tasked to design all tooling, fixturing, and gauging that will be required for the program. SKRL then sources subcontractors for all purchased components from its network of approved suppliers throughout North America. Suppliers are subsequently kicked off on any tooling that they may need to manufacture for the program.

 

Engineering / Design
SKRL Engineering completes the designs for all tooling, fixturing, and gauging for the program. After the designs are reviewed by engineering, production, and quality control to insure that they are correct, complete, and functional, the tooling designs are released to SKRL Tool and Die for manufacture. Meanwhile the project team designs the process flow and floorplan, and all of the required APQP documentation.

 

Tooling
SKRL Tool and Die then manufactures all of the tooling , fixturing, and gauging that the project will require. SKRL has manufactured die cast dies, automated machining lines, automated assembly stations, leak test fixtures, and many other pieces of post-processing equipment for our production operations. The equipment is assembled, de-bugged, and qualified on the shop floor so that there is no question that it will operate correctly when it is put into production.

 

Installation / Prototyping / Production Approval
After the completion of all tooling, fixturing, and gauging for the program, the equipment is installed in its final location and shaken down to insure that it still operates correctly. Prototype runs are then conducted so that Quality Control can qualify the product that is produced by the equipment and guarantee its functionality to the customer. After the product is internally qualified SKRL then completes any and all production approval requirements that are delineated by the customer.

 

Pilot and Early Production
Upon receiving production approval SKRL begins production to the scheduling requirements that are provided by the customer. SKRL receives production schedules in the format that the customer chooses to provide them in, and schedules its die casting and processing accordingly. As production begins SKRL establishes preventative maintenance protocols for all of the equipment that is associated with the program. These protocols are based on past experience and the specific requirements of the equipment. Thus SKRL insures that it will be able to fulfill or exceed the customerís requirements for the life of the contract and more, if required.

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SKRL Die Casting, Inc ph: (440) 946-7200
34580 Lakeland Blvd. fax: (440) 946-2929
Eastlake, OH 44095 Email: sales@skrltool.com