Würth Engineering: A Great Way to Outsource Fastener Problems
Würth Industry North America’s (WINA) team of engineers, metallurgists, and technical applications specialists can put the manpower back into your fastener and C-Parts problems. Some examples can include duplicate part numbers, inconsistent descriptions, too many combinations of similar sizes, materials and coatings, inconsistencies on drawings and much more.
Whether your business is in manufacturing, energy, transportation, heavy equipment, recreation, construction, agriculture, or military, WINA’s team has experience in your area. Spanning the United States, WINA’s team of 21 professionals bring a wide range of experience by industry, with over 380 years of working knowledge to apply to the solution of your issues. Würth's Part to Print Reviews will compare your current inventory with your drawing requirements to confirm that your parts and drawings are consistent, as well as meeting your standards.
Würth uses an International Part Number Database to manage SKU’s across our customers’ sites. This enables standardization of part numbers and descriptions, both within Würth's system and within our customers’ systems. Criteria include diameter, length, head style, property class, plating, standards, and more. The database makes it easy to help our customers simplify and standardize their descriptions, as well as rationalize similar sizes, materials, and coatings.
Our technical team works on Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE) projects for our customers. Some projects are as simple as a consolidation of similar fastener sizes or materials to achieve cost savings. Other projects are as complex as taking over a large kit that the customer is building onsite and freeing up personnel and space resources that the customer can take advantage of, in addition to product cost savings. Others include the proposal of more cost effective manufacturing processes, such as changing from screw machines to cold forming operations, or from casting to powdered metallurgy.
Würth also provides a Fastener Academy, where instructors teach at a customer’s location, for purchasing, engineering, quality, and production departments in order to increase their familiarity with fasteners. Courses are tailored to customer needs, and can include information on fastener materials, coatings, measurements, applications, documentation, and design considerations. Classes range from lunch and learns to multiple day courses, depending on customer preferences.