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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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