Metal processing materials are notoriously difficult to remove from drawn and formed parts. If not removed properly, they can cause downstream contamination, rework, downtime, and customer rejects. However, companies have different attitudes toward cleaning costs, risks, and impact.
Hubbard-Hall commissioned objective third party, Gardner Intelligence, to conduct a custom survey for data-based insights about cleaning. The study confirms that as cleaning quality goes down, the attribution of poor part quality to cleaning goes up. But how do we explain that dynamic? And what is the impact on financial performance? Gardner Intelligence's analysis of survey results, integrated with shop data to help identify relationships between variables, reveals the differences.
It shows us that metal parts manufacturers need to consider more than just the cost of cleaning chemicals and equipment when considering a cleaning protocol. They need to understand the hidden cost of not cleaning properly, which can far outweigh the initial cleaning cost.Presented by: