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Ryobi Die Casting

a preferred supplier for many in the
engineering community. There have
been times when an OEM's purchasing department advocates for a switch
to a lower-cost provider only for the
OEM's engineers to veto the change,
according to Sano.
In other cases, OEMs started with
one die caster and were forced to
move suppliers several times because
of inconsistent production before
coming to Ryobi Die Casting. Sano
says the company has had success
stabilizing those projects and holding onto the client. "If they know they
have a difficult part to produce they
come to Ryobi," he boasts.
Quality control is especially crucial for a company such as Ryobi Die
Casting that historically shipped raw
castings to OEMs or secondary manufacturers. In many cases, defects
are not discovered until the part goes
through the finishing process at another facility.
To catch those issues, Ryobi Die
Casting developed book-ended quality
control systems that can identify the
production run when a fault occurred.
The company can then test other parts
of that run to isolate the issue and correct it for the next batch while clearing
previous batches for release.
New testing equipment and techniques are further improving those
quality control processes. Ryobi Die
Casting already takes one part from
every machine during each shift for
destructive testing. If a fault is found
within the part, the company can
quickly determine whether the entire production run is compromised
and make adjustments to resolve the
issue. The high precision required of
many parts also calls for extensive
measurement testing to ensure they
meet specifications.
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like its parent company's
other divisions, ryobi die
casting specializes in highpressure aluminum parts.

cur only after a part was completed,
so if an issue was found it could set
back the entire production. However, better technology is streamlining
the process. Ryobi Die Casting is now
rolling out dimensional scanners for
part production and die repairs. The
scanners allow for measurements to
be taken while the die is still being
worked on, identifying problems earlier and expediting production.
"We're trying to avoid our customers being our quality detection,"

Sano notes. "We want to be our own
quality detection."
The company can offer that level
of quality because of the scale and capabilities of its manufacturing facilities. The Indiana campus houses 44
die-casting machines, of which 39 are
large die-casting machines with more
than 2,500 tons of locking force. More
than 200 million pounds of aluminum
is melted annually to produce more
than 9 million castings each year across
both the Indiana and Mexico locations.


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