Our client approached us with a particular problem – a very specific fuel filter required in older cars which they were no longer able to source from their traditional suppliers.
In the past these filters had been made in copper or brass but, using our materials expertise, we were able to source a plastic that would stand up to the rigours of the environment. In this case, the client had the original drawings, which was a big help. However even without those drawings we would have been able to reverse engineer the design to create the tool.
For this project, the principal cost was in the tool manufacture. However, producing the filter in plastic rather than copper or brass means that, over the longer term, the project is extremely cost-effective for our client.