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Successes: Case Studies, Wire Manufacturing, Automated Packaging Equipment, Plastic Injection Mold Making, Denver International Airport, Notre Dame Stadium, Hong Kong Bank

 

Case Study: Wire Manufacturing - A Wire Manufacturing firm was utilizing expensive marine brass shevs (pulleys) during the cooling phase of the enameling process of magnetic wire.

Case Study: Automated Packaging Equipment - A manufacturer was using costly stainless steel rollers in the production of their automated packaging equipment.

Case Study: Plastic Injection Mold Maker - Thermoplastic injection molding is the most used method for the production of plastic parts. A major mold building company was looking for an economical alternative to costly, difficult to work with, hardened steel molds.

SMT: Successful Solutions for Industries of All Types and Sizes

Superior Metal Technologies (SMT), in operation since 1936, is a leader in the Metal Finishing industry. We have successfully participated in some of the largest construction projects in, and out of, the world, including:

  • Denver International Airport - painted all of the custom aluminum coping, column covers, and fascia materials

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  • New Orleans Superdome - custom color painting of aluminum materials, including storefronts

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  • Hong Kong Bank Building - one of the world's tallest structures - custom color exotic gold painting on entire wall facade of building

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  • Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana - anodizing of aluminum stadium seating

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  • Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. - clear anodize of custom break formed panels

We help find solutions to the small and large metal part problems that face industries of all kinds every day.

Case Study: Wire Manufacturing

A Wire Manufacturing firm was utilizing expensive marine brass shevs (pulleys) during the cooling phase of the enameling process of magnetic wire. During this cooling phase, the shevs must be very smooth to prevent abrasions on the enameling.

The cost of replacing these brass parts was becoming prohibitively expensive. SMT engineered and built replacements from less expensive, more easily tooled, hard coated aluminum. The long lasting anodized parts were able to be resurfaced every few years, resulting in substantial cost savings.

Case Study: Automated Packaging Equipment

A manufacturer was using costly stainless steel rollers in the production of their automated packaging equipment. SMT produced solid anodized aluminum rollers to replace the more expensive steel rollers.

The aluminum components cost less to make, weigh less, and cause less wear to the bearings. Eventually the manufacturer successfully went from solid anodized aluminum to hollow rollers, resulting in additional savings.

Case Study: Plastic Injection Molds

Thermoplastic injection molding is the most used method for the production of plastic parts. The most expensive part of the injection molding process is the cost to produce the molds that form the part.

Traditionally, these molds were produced from hardened steel, difficult to mill or create intricate designs in, extremely heavy and brittle, with poor heat retention properties.

A major injection mold-making company, looking for an economical alternative to steel molds, was provided with the perfect solution to their problem by SMT. The builder began tooling molds from aluminum, saving time and expense in the milling process. The aluminum molds were then hard coat anodized, providing a tough, durable surface, second in hardness only to diamonds, offering further savings in maintenance and replacement costs.

The new anodized aluminum molds successfully replaced hardened steel molds, resulting in additional benefits, including reduction on energy costs due to the desirable heat retention properties of anodic coatings.

 

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Click for Case Study: Denver Int'l Airport
DENVER INT'L AIRPORT
Denver, Colorado

Click for Case Study: New Orleans Superdome
SUPERDOME
New Orleans, Louisiana

Click for Case Study: Hong Kong Bank
HONG KONG BANK
Hong Kong

Click for Case Study: Notre Dame Stadium
NOTRE DAME STADIUM
South Bend, Indiana

Click for Case Study: Defense Intelligence Agency
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE
AGENCY
Washington, D.C.

 

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