Solution to Catalytic Corrosion in Electrolux Washing Machines
Eliminate catalytic corrosion occurring between the washing machine’s alloy drive hub and stainless steel bowl.
Investigation and Design:
Our investigations determined that capillary action in a moist environment, effectively connecting two different types of metals, was the cause of this corrosion.
By switching to an alternative material and implementing a few minor design changes, we were able to deliver cut items with a consistent 100% success rate.
Form Cut designed and manufactured an alternative high volume production component delivering numerous long term benefits to Electrolux.
Another benefit was that the new material offered Electrolux a significant direct cost reduction per item of 77%.
Form Cut complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 audited by SAI Global