GTR can perform Formability and Spring back Analysis simulations on any part providing our customers with many results. These results range from thickening to thinning, tooling marks left on the final part, wear results and coating recommendations on forming tools, surface distortions as well as spring back expected from each station as well as final part spring back. GTR simulates each station in a process to anticipate all forming issues that may be encountered during the tooling process.
Die Process Layout & Design
GTR can produce a full 3D layout and 3D die design for you whether it be a progressive die, transfer die or tandem die. Our designers are fully versed in all three types of dies. Layouts and die designs follow your company standards so there is no confusion when it comes time to review. If you don’t have a company standard GTR has a comprehensive standard that is easy to understand and follow. GTR uses WebEx as a meeting venue for all our customers when performing layout and die reviews. GTR can also pre process work your company is working on securing. Many times companies do not have sufficient manpower to make process drawings and simulations that OEM’s are looking for in the preliminary stages of quoting. GTR can provide simulations, process sheets and pictures in any format you require to aid you in winning that next contract.
Using our simulation software, the tonnage for each station as well as each tool can be ascertained thus allowing us to design each tool with the needed strength.
Die Design Standard Optimization:
In this day and age of cost reduction many companies look for cost savings, many savings can be had by reducing die standards to meet the production requirements of each die, a die that has a yearly volume of 50,000 parts in most cases does not need to be as robust as a die that has a yearly volume of 500,000 parts. GTR can help your company reduce it’s die standards to meet cost saving results.
Often many processes can be changed, reduced or combined to result in a smaller die operating window. GTR can help verify your proposed process to ensure it is optimized to it’s fullest maximizing company profits and production costs.
Process Overseas Orders to Search For and Procure Material in China for Tooling Tryout
GTR can take material purchase orders for tooling tryout in China either directly or via our sister company National Material in United States. Customers can save as much as 70% in terms of time and money by using this service to send material to their tool shops in China. Material can be delivered to your tooling supplier in China as quick as 10 days with less costs. Many automotive OEM Tier One Suppliers are taking advantage of this program to meet the tight timing and cost demands by their customers. All materials are certified or third party tested by accredited lab against their specifications before shipment. Material certification and delivery tracking reports are provided to customers on a real-time basis.
GTR can assist our customers to source products that are made in China to their company locations anywhere around the world. This service includes but not limited to: Suppliers Selection, Suppliers Assessment, Piece Price Quotations, Tooling Quotation Analyses, Contract Negotiation with Suppliers, Logistics Planning, Warehousing, PPAP, Material Testing, Pilot Run, and Supplier On-Site Monitoring in China. Our Buyers in China are familiar with various industries and are ready and willing to take care of your inquiries without you leaving your office. Our service can be used on a pay-as-you-go basis to help you to lower your overhead or in case you have an under-staff situation. In other words, GTR can be treated as an extension of your Purchasing Department in China regardless where your company is located.
Emergencies Services in China for Overseas Customers
We all live in a global Just-In-Time manufacturing environment. Customers always demand on-time delivery with 100% product quality each time and every time we deliver. When certain unexpected events happen at your supplier locations in China, you can rely on GTR to take care of such issues for you at moment’s notice. Our technical staff and quality personnel are well-trained and have been working in JIT factories for years. They possess an extreme sense of urgency that you expect your staff to have during the emergency. Together with our bilingual program management staff, GTR will keep you informed as we move fast towards resolving whatever issues you might have in China that requires immediate attention. Here are some example cases: urgent samples to be made and sent from China to Japan, product quality problem that requires sorting and rework to avoid line shut down, material shipments stuck at China customs with an unknown condition.
China Tool Shops On-Site Program Management
To lower your company’s traveling costs and increase communication with your tooling suppliers in China at the same time, you can utilize GTR’s On-Site Program Management service to act as your “eyes and ears”. Our experienced and bilingual Program Managers and Tooling Specialists can station part-time or fully-time at your tooling suppliers’ location and act as your representative. Communication can be as often as daily via phone calls to a minimum of weekly standardized weekly reports. You can expect pictures, video clips, conference calls, and emails to keep you informed of the status of your tools in China at any given time. GTR can custom-design a program that fits your need and help you reduce costs.