In 2008, John Hart Technology was commissioned by one of the largest automotive brake manufacturers in the world to undertake this very large turn-key project.
The brief was for John Hart Technology to assume responsibility for all aspects of the project from fixture design through to a production ready machining cell.
This project consisted of 32 individual brake caliper bodies and brackets and included the design of 38 individual work holding fixtures with over 50 machining fixtures being supplied. In addition John Hart Technology handled the design and supply of more than 40 measuring fixtures that were installed on the client’s co-ordinate measuring machines for the project.
After supplying all fixtures, John Hart engineers were tasked with the creation of the CNC machining programs for all products. More than 200 individual programs were created.
John Hart engineers were then responsible for all aspects of process capability testing working closely together with the clients’ quality staff and the cutting tool vendors to achieve the most time efficient result.
The final result was a machining cell containing more than 20 CNC vertical machine tools, all with the proven ability to run production on any of the 32 different brake caliper products. From the first meeting with the client to a production ready machining cell, this projected was completed by John Hart in less than one year.