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Value-Added Engineering

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A Technical Approach to Fastening


As your on-demand engineering department, Field is the best in the industry at producing immediate and ongoing cost savings through our engineering-based approach to fastening. From line reviews that yield efficiency and ergonomics recommendations to product teardown and fastener consolidation, the experts at Field can give your organization a competitive edge by improving product designs, quality, and safety and identifying cost savings.

OUR VALUE-ADDED ENGINEERING EXPERTISE HAS FOUND CUSTOMERS COSTS SAVINGS THROUGH...

Fastener Consolidation


Reduce the number of different fasteners in use. On a global level, we can create a database to identify consolidation candidates. Alternatively, we can focus on a specific product line, assembly area, or group of fasteners. In addition to the part characteristics, each application is reviewed for consolidation potential.


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Print Review


We recommend changes to improve the accuracy and clarity of the specifications by using our innovative technical approach and by considering standard parts to lower costs.

Assembly Line Review


Field representatives observe every step in the assembly process to identify improvements in fastening techniques and methods. A report is submitted identifying current methods and recommendations for improvements, including cost analysis and performance comparisons of alternate fastening methods. Product validation is completed by Field’s engineering team to reduce the time spent by the customer.


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Product Teardown


Most effective when done in conjunction with an assembly line review, the product is disassembled with each application reviewed. Recommendations for cost reduction and quality improvement are identified and documented.

Failure Analysis


An analysis of failed samples to identify the probable cause of failure. Methods include evaluation of dimensional and metallurgical characteristics, evaluation of the fracture surface, and other attribute and performance testing. Findings are submitted in a technical report.


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New Design Review


This is the best time to evaluate fasteners for lowering cost and improving product quality. The Field team places emphasis on determining optimum fastening methods.

Applications Problem Solving


Our most frequently requested service, we identify specific problem areas for the Field team to evaluate, conduct performance testing on, and develop detailed recommendations. The team then reviews their report with Engineering.


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Technique Consultation


Our experience in the feeding, orienting, and installation of fasteners allows us to be a valuable resource in this area. Services include making recommendations for the design of the mating parts and torque control methods.

Field University


Through our Field University program, Field regularly trains everyone from assembly line workers to engineers on our smarter fastening processes. Depending on the audience, training is tailored to meet specific needs and objectives and is always designed to help you improve workflow efficiencies, reduce costs, and improve quality. Learn more about our training programs.

 


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Allow us to prove it to you.
We’re confident we have the right mix of experience and mechanical aptitude to solve your toughest fastening challenge and turn it into a smarter fastening solution.

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