Converting Ideas into Solutions

Case Study - Increasing Efficiency Through Multiple Processes

Customer Need

Our customer, an electronics manufacturer, needed an improved method when attaching stiffener bars for computer boxes. The customer had previously been using spot welds to attach the stiffener bars, but the prep steps were becoming too time-consuming. Not to mention, the spot weld was not aesthetically pleasing, and assembly was difficult. 

The Budnick Solution

Budnick recommended using a high bond foam acrylic. To ease assembly, we created a jig to help hold the parts in place during placement. The foamed acrylic was chosen due to its ability to bond to powder coated paint and the need for a softer, more conformable foam due to imperfections in the metal.

Enhanced Productivity

The acrylic foam eliminated many of the prep steps. It reduced the time needed to clean the unit and the time required for assembly and handling, allowing the product to ship sooner.