Summary: Advanced Technical Products (ATP) embarked on a transformative journey with a long-standing customer, a titanium forger based on the East Coast, to address their unique need for more efficient coating processes. By leveraging breakthroughs in R&D, ATP innovated a singular water-based coating that combined the functionalities of two existing coatings into one, offering a more economical and simpler application process. This strategic enhancement not only yielded significant cost savings but also amplified the customer’s productivity through reduced application time and complexity. This success story encapsulates ATP’s commitment to continuous improvement and customer-centric innovation, underscoring the profound impact of their solution on the customer’s manufacturing efficiency and bottom line.
Industry: Titanium Forging
Category: Product Innovation and Process Improvement
Processes: Advanced Coating Development, Supplier Evaluation, Continuous R&D for Product Improvement
The challenge began with the customer’s existing process, which required the application of two separate coatings. Recognizing an opportunity for improvement, ATP set out to develop a solution that could consolidate these processes, thereby reducing costs and streamlining operations for their client.
ATP’s approach involved rigorous evaluation of new, current, and old suppliers for raw materials, aiming to enhance the quality and efficiency of the coating. The breakthrough came when ATP identified a formulation that not only combined the benefits of the two previous coatings but also proved to be more cost-effective and simpler to apply.
The transition to the new coating was seamless, facilitated by ATP’s provision of updated Technical Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets, ensuring compliance and ease of integration into the customer’s existing processes. The result was a remarkable improvement in operational efficiency, with significant time savings during the coating application process. This improvement not only enhanced productivity but also contributed to a more sustainable manufacturing practice by reducing material usage and waste.
The impact of ATP’s innovative solution on the customer was profound. The new, single-coating process not only reduced costs by streamlining the supply chain and reducing raw material needs but also significantly enhanced the customer’s productivity through simplified application procedures. These improvements underscore ATP’s dedication to delivering value-added solutions that address the specific needs of their customers, reinforcing their position as a leader in the manufacturing of water-based glass/ceramic coatings.