Research & Development Lab

Process Devolopment

Process Devolopment

To achieve and maintain a competitive edge in today’s fast-changing, global marketplace,

your and processes must continually improve. The ability to make product or process changes quickly with confidence and quickly with confidence and minimal risk, even “on-the-fly” provides a significant advantage.

NEWCOR Bay City maintains a fully staffed Process & Product Development Lab to develop and verify that these process improvements are capable in the manufacturing environment and that product or material changes do result in manufacturability and quality improvements.

The lab is ready to serve customers in a variety of ways, ranging from weld development
for new materials to contributing to a total Concurrent Engineering Project.

Production Ready Tooling

Production Ready Tooling

  • Resistance Welding-Seam, Spot Projection, HY-PAK®
  • Arc Welding
  • Resistance Heating
  • Hot Upsetting & Cold Forming
  • Metal Forming / Expand
  • Tooling / Fixturing
  • Prototype & Pilot Parts Assembly

 

Welded Axle

Welded Axle

Testing & Metallography

Axle slug welding process developed in the Lab

Axle slug welding process developed in the Lab

Complete metallurgical capability

Complete metallurgical capability

Mounted and Etched samples

Mounted and Etched samples

Typical Applications

  • Appliance Drums
  • Motor & Compressor Shells
  • Cans, Barrels & Nuclear Vessels
  • Sheet Metal – Variety of Industries
  • Toolboxes & Furniture
  • No-Show Welding
  • Transmission & Axle Components
  • Steering Gear & Actuator Rods
  • Jet Engine Components
  • Variety of Material i.e. Powered Metal

The benefits that Newcor’s Process & Product Development Lab has provided to customers over the years have been significant.

By having the capability to test and verify process or product changes, the customers’ risk is significantly reduced before making any major investment in new material or capital equipment, but once verified, the change can be made very quickly.

Whether the Lab participates in weld schedule development or as a Team member on the a Concurrent Product & Process Development Engineering Project, the objective is to provide a capable process producing quality products.

Arc/Plasma longitudinal seam welder

Arc/Plasma longitudinal seam welder

HY-PAK® process for no-show welding

HY-PAK® process for no-show welding

CMM inspection capability

CMM inspection capability

Typical motor frame blanks and shell

Typical motor frame blanks and shell

Pre-painted steel and closure panel hems

Pre-painted steel and closure panel hems

Quick turn-around prototyping of parts/processes

Quick turn-around prototyping of parts/processes

 

 

 

Plus R&D, Feasibility Studies and Prototyping to Prove Out Your Process:

Newcor’s R&D claims are backed up with a major investment in our process and development laboratory. Newcor is dedicated to R&D and the performance of production

Prototype, tooling development and power confirmation

Prototype, tooling development and power confirmation

Resistance welding and metallographic departments

Resistance welding and metallographic departments

Process feasibility studies for jet engine projection welding

Process feasibility studies for jet engine projection welding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Van Otteren
Service Parts Representative
R&D Lab Welding Specialist
(989)752-3103 ext. 4363
bvanotteren@wright-k.com