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Multi-Piece Redesign

Fuel Tank Sender Cover
Fuel Tank Sender Cover
In this part redesign, a one piece deep drawn stamping replaced a two piece, welded “flange and skirt” design. ITW Drawn Metals currently supplies 12 different versions of this fuel tank sender cover. Producing over two million pieces per year, customers have saved 15 percent.
Fuel Filter End Plate
Fuel Filter End Plate
ITW Drawn Metals created a one piece deep drawn plate with tube replacing four machined parts of a five piece assembly. The machining requirements, including brazing and leak integrity, are now checked in line. This equaled a savings of 35 cents per part.
Coupler
Coupler
This two piece welded component was converted into a single piece stamping. In addition to the cost savings we provided our customer, we also engineered a more robust design and eliminated several assembly issues inherent in the existing two piece design.
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