Engineering to Client Specifications – A Case Study June 9, 2016 by Webmaster, Leave a Comment The Background: A well-established distributor supplies bearings, belting, electrical equipment and more for the electrical, power transmission, and automation industries. They regularly purchase a two-bolt flange mounted ball bearing for their customer from a competing manufacturer. The Challenge: The distributor was becoming increasingly unhappy with longer lead times from their existing supplier and learned that the supplier was planning to discontinue the product. PTI’s local sales representative shared PTI’s lead times, pricing and standard part dimensions with the distributor. PTI’s price and delivery were satisfactory, but the length through bore (LTB) dimension was slightly longer than the customer’s application allowed. The Solution: Two days after PTI’s Engineering Team received the required specifications from the distributor, they provided revised product drawings and shipped out a 3D printed sample. The 3D printed housing matched the customer’s needs perfectly, and they immediately placed an order for 1200 units. The Result: The distributor recognized a 25% cost savings by switching to PTI, allowing for margin enhancement for the branch and a significant savings for their customer. Lead times were also significantly reduced: PTI’s Ability: An experienced engineering team and a focus on flexibility and customer service allows PTI to efficiently and effectively solve problems and meet unique application requirements with a quality product and in a timely manner. PTI takes pride in exceeding our customers’ needs and expectations. Click here to view the PDF of this case study. Do you need help improving an existing or creating a new product? Contact us to find out how our engineers can help. You can subscribe to more PTI updates at the bottom of our homepage. * * * About PTI: Upon opening in 1994, PTI has specialized in serving the growing niche market of Metric products. As demand has increased over the years, so has our product offering. Today, our customers enjoy a huge offering of both Metric and Inch-based products for the Industrial Power Transmission Industry. Want to learn more about PTI? Click here to view our company overview video. Check out other videos, products, and more case studies at www.ptintl.com. Download Case Study PDFCustom Work Needed? Let's Talk!