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Solution to Catalytic Corrosion

Form Cut solved a catalytic corrosion problem and developed a high volume production component for use in Electrolux washing machines.

Solution to Catalytic Corrosion in Electrolux Washing Machines

Client: Electrolux

The Brief:

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 Solution to Catalytic Corrosion in Electrolux Washing Machines
Form Cut Solution to Catalytic Corrosion in Electrolux Washing Machines

The Product:

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