Vention provided an experienced team, including mechanical engineers and a dedicated project manager, who worked daily with the customer on planning, manufacturing, and procurement for commercial production.
Vention engineers were able to translate the requirements of this highly specialized component into an innovative, commercially viable engineering solution. The answer was a stainless steel or nitinol tube with laser cuts for flexibility, encapsulated in heat shrink tubing to give it optimal flexibility. Vention manufactured 5 different sizes in the two materials.
The operation required integrating multiple customized secondary operations into the manufacturing cell, such as in-line, 100% product inspection of critical features using vision systems. Vention also designed the tool and cell to nimbly change between part numbers.
The customer’s product manager was impressed with Vention’s technical performance, responsiveness, dedication, and attention to detail.
“The engineers are extremely focused and customer-service driven. Everyone on the team understands what’s happening and is able to assist me,” she said. “I don’t have time to hand-hold a supplier. Vention is able to jump on what I need and get it done very quickly.”