Our customer needed us to provide an alternative manufacturing method to shorten their order-to-delivery time. Previously these valves had been made using cast iron blanks. The blanks had the delivery time of five weeks. On top of that the machining and coating would add from one to two weeks to the production time. Their customer had demanded that for the deal to go through the order should be delivered no later than four weeks.
Our solution was to redesign the valve housing to be made as welded structure. We had previously manufactured said structures only difference being size. With this design change we were able to provide our customer with valve housings ready for assembly in just three weeks. This included fabricating the parts, welding, machining and coating.
Needless to say, our customer was very pleased with the end result.