Shepherd Wins Business from Off-shore Competitor (update)

Posted by | Filed under Design, Manufacturing, Material | May 4, 2012 | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Shepherd Wins Business from Off-shore Competitor (update)

Boot thermoformed part

You may recall this topic from a couple months ago.   Recent events have triggered this update on the project.

We completed the first production run and the customer assembled the boots only to discover cracking at some of the fastening points of the boots.  Our staff worked with the customer understanding how they were fastening and adhering the accessories to the boot to better understand the problem.  After working with our suppliers and the client it was discovered that the client was using an incompatible adhesive with the material we were forming.  Our suppliers suggested compatible adhesives that ended up solving the problem.

Another good reason to keep products close to home, trying to solve a problem like this with an overseas suppliers could prove to be challenging.

Previous blog below:

At Shepherd we specialize in Custom Thermoforming, and we get extremely excited when faced with unique and technically challenging projects like the design shown here.

This medical application, fits perfectly with Shepherd Thermoforming, due to a request from our customer for a high amount of part detail and precision.  Something they were struggling with for the previous supplier from China.  We were able to not only solve the quality issues but also add some value by doing in-house trimming that saved the customer assembly time.

This Design, another example of the Shepherd Technical/Engineering team working closely with our customers to deliver high quality precision parts.

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