Producing The Impossible - The Transductor Case Study
If you think you’ve exhausted all possible avenues, Aden Electronics will be able to open up even more. Sometimes letting us do all the legwork can get some great results. A large, national company in the aerospace industry initially came to us because of our reputation for solving difficult problems.
The company wanted a transductor that was no longer commercially available. They didn’t want to redesign the part due to the associated cost and lengthy approval paperwork, so they brought the old design drawings to Aden Electronics. After examining the drawings, it became clear that the answer wasn’t straightforward due to the size material they required and the associated manufacturing costs. So, Aden Electronics used our expertise and knowledge of the industry to look at solutions.
In order to reduce cost and time spent sourcing, Aden Electronics moulded the terminal pins to the bobbin and made the bobbins’ tooling.
Laminations of the size of material required for the transductor were no longer manufactured in the UK and were not easily available. After searching through our impressive list of contacts Aden Electronics have built up through our years of industry experience, we found a manufacturer of the material based in the US.
Once the material had arrived in Kent, the laminations had to be cut to size. However, for the quantity the client required, it proved too expensive to make the tooling. So, we looked into other ways of cutting the lamination to size, even considering the older technologies. After narrowing the options down and weighing up the pros and cons, Aden Electronics chose etching and heat treatment due to the low cost and quantity involved.
After sourcing and manufacturing the parts, all Aden Electronics then had to do was to make the transductor. The finalised component came in on budget and arrived at the client’s headquarters quicker than they had expected.
Sourcing Rare Materials - The Variable Resistor Case Study
A large Military Aerospace company required a variable resistor, with a rare metal alloy wire of an unusually small thickness. Most companies would have turned them down due to the complex nature of sourcing and manufacturing such a difficult specification. But at Aden Electronics, we love to be challenged.
The resistor needed a palladium silver alloy, which is very rare. Using our wealth of industry knowledge, Aden Electronics located a company who not only could manufacture the wire in the rare metal, but who could also draw it to a 0.04mm diameter.
Following the wire manufacture, the wire needed to be coated with insulation much finer than that of most transformer wires. Normally, a polyester coating would be used, but this wire required something much finer than that. Aden Electronics made an appropriate coating that met the client’s specification.
And, after producing the wire, Aden Electronics assembled the intricate resistor that seemed so impossible at the beginning. Even with such tight specifications, Aden Electronics consistently produce impressive products of high quality.
Aden Electronics’ Bespoke Service - The Medical Device Case Study
A local medical company had sought Aden Electronics’ help with manufacturing a medical device to assist in the recovery of stroke victims.
The client had taken the device to other manufacturing companies, but had been met with poor quality and inconsistencies in the products. The manufacturers’ standards fell way short of the client’s expectations.
After trying and failing with other manufacturers, the client brought the small solenoid or tapping device to us. Aden Electronics had spent many hours working with the client, in search of the most desirable way to manufacture the product. They were extremely pleased with the closeness and effort that we had put in and are currently involved in future development.