Intech Solutions

Case Study #1
Convert multiple machined parts, corrosion resistance, tight tolerancing

The Challenge: Our customer is in the pressure sensor market. They came to us with a part that required corrosion resistance and relatively tight tolerances. They were looking to reduce the number of components in their design as well as save material costs.

The Solution: Intech was able to combine two parts into one powdered metal part. The material costs were cut in half when compared to machining. Our corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel met their needs and showed no rust when submersed in a 6% saline solution per ASTM B896. Needless to say, the customer was very pleased.


Case Study #2
Full dense 316 application, excellent corrosion resistance and strengths

The Challenge: Our customer is in the sporting goods market. Their application involved an irregular shape requiring a strong alloy that was also corrosion resistant.

The Solution: Intech proposed to use their fully dense corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel. We were able to meet the strength and corrosion testing requirements. Our full dense 316 stainless steel material provided a successful solution to their demanding application.


Case Study #3
316 stainless corrosion resistance, tailoring of properties

The Challenge: Our customer provides tamper-proof hardware. They wanted an alloy that would not allow pliers to be able to remove the nut, while also being ductile enough to withstand impact. Corrosion resistance and appearance were also important to the application. Of course, all of this had to be accomplished at a reasonable cost...

The Solution: Intech proposed to use their corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel. The parts manufacturing process was tailored to suit the specific parts mechanical requirements. We were able to meet the hardness and ductility requirements that the part demanded. Intech also provided verification testing in their quality laboratory. The customer was very satisfied with the design assistance we provided and with the quick timeline of the project.


Case Study #4
Conversion from investment casting,
cost savings in a high performance 17-4 application

The Challenge: Our international customer was purchasing an investment casting from overseas. They were unable to get the part to meet their design specifications. We needed to convert the part into 17-4 powdered metal in a hurry.

The Solution: Intech delivered a 17-4 stainless steel, H900 conditioned part with a hardness of HRC 20 that met the customer's needs. We were able to beat the overseas price and provide a better quality component.


Case Study #5
Conversion from investment casting – cost savings in 410 stainless steel

The Challenge: Our customer was purchasing a raw casting and machining the parts, they were looking for a cost reduction without sacrificing quality, a familiar challenge...

The Solution: Intech proposed our high performance 410 stainless steel alloy. We were able to meet the challenge of providing a cost savings while meeting all of the design specifications through process control.


Case Study #6
Monel (registered trademark) alloy in a powdered metal application

The Challenge: Our customer has an application that requires a monel alloy to be used in order to prevent corrosion. They wanted to minimize the cost of this relatively expensive alloy.

The Solution: Intech provides parts in Monel and Hastelloy for specific customer applications. By producing a net shape part, we were able to minimize material costs while meeting the parts design requirements.


Case Study #7
Ultimate corrosion resistance in a 316 stainless steel part that exceeds ASTM B117 testing

The Challenge: Our customer requires a component that can meet the ASTM B117 corrosion testing while reducing material costs.

The Solution: Intech proposed their best 316 stainless steel for corrosion resistance. Our patented alloy has proven in multiple independent tests to exceed the requirements of ASTM B117 salt fog spray testing. By producing a net shape part, we were also able to minimize material costs and provide a cost savings over the previously machined component.