High-volume production for a one-of-a-kind component?

A multinational electronic components manufacturer needed a seemingly simple product to be used in a high production automotive component, which turned into a very difficult part requiring a material with very specific thermal expansion rate and strong chemical resistance to strong solvents.

How did IRD help?

Incorporated a proprietary process to meet the stringent specifications while accommodating the multi-million parts per year volumes.

Developed and implemented a custom automated optical inspection system to ensure per piece quality for demand of 5M+ parts/year.

Currently delivering 5m parts per year, with plans to ramp up to 8m.

Final Results

The customer has not been able to source a comparable part for an equal or lower cost anywhere else on the planet. IRD Glass remains sole source provider for a family of these components.

Medical Equipment Manufacturer

Strict component specifications, but inexperienced with precision glass?

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