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Manufacturing expertise

As you can imagine, we are immensely proud of both our heritage in manufacturing precision slides - and our ability to design innovative sliding systems for the future.

That unrivalled experience breeds confidence - and enables us to attract the highest quality engineering and manufacturing staff. These are the key individuals who design, test and build our slides.

Our prototype capabilities

Our model shop staff use state-of-the-art equipment to provide quality prototypes in zinc, aluminum, plastic and steel. We also encourage our design engineers to be 'hands-on'.

This to us is a vital consideration that helps to ensure we constantly generate practical ideas that can be manufactured economically.

Tool design and roll forming

Our North American facilities feature the largest tooling operation in the industry today. In fact, globally, Accuride employs more than 200 tool and die makers. These highly qualified individuals build and maintain all tools, including progressive dies and roll forms.

Consistency is also a key element - and our standardised methods ensure identical tools and manufacturing results are used at all our facilities worldwide.

Fabrication and assembly

With nearly 1 million square feet (92,903 m2) of manufacturing space and more than 60 roll form machines, Accuride can handle projects of any size, with total confidence.

We purchase more than 100,000,000 pounds (45,359,237 kilograms) of steel per year and have three in-house steel mills that offer the advantage of design and production flexibility.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Roll Forming
  • Die Casting
  • Metal Stamping
  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Plastic and Aluminum Extrusions
  • Component Integration
  • Plating

Accuride plates over 6,970,260 m2 of material per year and is the largest zinc plater in the world.

We were the very first slide manufacturer anywhere in the world, to use the electro-coating process on ball bearing slides - and we have developed finishes that vigorously resist corrosion.

Our in-house plating methods ensure the highest level of quality control.

Extensive product testing

All our products are subjected to extensive testing in our own laboratories or, where required, in certified external testing centres.

Some of the processes include:

  • CAD modelling and finite element analysis
  • Prototypes for early sample testing
  • A full range of testing both internal and, when necessary, external, including:
    • Static and dynamic
    • Pull force and out-stop
    • Shock and vibration
    • Salt spray
    • Crash testing

Case studies...

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