Business Cases

Recent projects in manufacturing machinery, outsourced parts production, and marketing consulting

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Rotary Friction Welding Machine

Rotary Friction Welding Machine for Drill Pipes

A rotary friction welding machine was delivered to an American company that makes drill pipes. This advanced manufacturing method allows pipes made of different metals to be welded together and eliminates the need for traditional mechanical pipe joining methods.

Powder Metal Compacting Press for Auto Parts

We delivered a customized 100-ton powder metal compacting press to a Tier 1 auto parts manufacturer in India. Our powder metal compacting presses cut costs by producing near net-shaped parts, improving cycle time and reducing yield losses during manufacturing.

Powder Compacting Press
High Pressure Polyurethane Equipment

High Pressure Polyurethane Equipment

We delivered high pressure polyurethane mix-heads to the United States for a complete manufacturing line used in the production of PU insulating foam.

Microfinishing Machine for Automotive Shock Absorber Surface Grinding

We built customized superfinishers with different roller sizes, stone guides, and oscillation support for global Tier 1 companies’ plants, which make shock absorbers, crankshafts, and other driveline components around the world. The quick tool-change design of our stone guides has successfully reduced tool changing time to 15 minutes when operators switch stones for different sized rods.

Microfinishing Machine
Exhaust System Forming Line

Forming Machines and Tooling for Exhaust Systems

We installed fully automated lines for muffler lock seaming, ridge locking and jacket stuffing lines in Mexico for a global Tier 1 exhaust system manufacturer.  We integrated robots with the line to load and unload workpieces, and applied poka-yoke techniques to prevent operators’ mistakes. 

NDT Equipment for Monitoring Oil and Gas Pipeline Integrity

In the past, a midstream oil and gas company had pipeline leaks that resulted in environmental and monetary damages. Our non-destructive testing equipment, which measures material properties such as residual stress, has been selected in the field to monitor the integrity of pipes and welds before failures could occur.

NDT Equipment for Pipelines
Friction Wear Testing Equipment

Friction and Wear Testing Equipment for Mechanical Engineering Research

Our accurate, multi-purpose tribometer with data acquisition for friction and wear testing continues to provide years of reliable service to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University in Canada. The reference data generated from our system has contributed information to several academic papers.

Precision Machined Parts

Precision machined parts such as stockbushing housings are delivered annually to press and machine tool manufacturers in the United States.

Precision Machined Parts, Jigs and Fixtures
Steel Rolls

Steel Rolls for Steel Mills and Rolling Mills

We supplied a wide range of steel rolls to steel mills. Our levelling rolls, bridle rolls, table rolls, tension levelling rolls, pinch rolls, deflector rolls and others were supplied to casting lines, plate lines, hotrolling mills and coldrolling mills.

Heat Resistant Steel Castings for US Steel Mills

Our American client was looking for a casting shop to accommodate its aggressive deadline for steel casting projects in Alabama. We delivered steel cast products by following the specification of weld areas to be cleaned up to SP3/CP3 standards, and LP3/AP3 to EN1371-1 (100% testing) when machined. In addition, we met the requirement within a 45-day lead time to carry out LP inspection on 100% of the castings under the conditions SPR-LPR/APR to NF EN 1371-1.

Heat Resistant Steel Castings
Flipper Mullion Production

Refrigerator PU Components Manufacturing – Flipper Mullion

A global refrigerator and home appliance manufacturer headquartered in the United States wanted to outsource refrigerator components for its plant in China, which was to produce new refrigerator models. Originally, the manufacturer considered investing in rotary drum equipment required for producing flipper mullion blocks. However, after comparing capital equipment to parts outsourcing costs, it decided to outsource flipper mullion parts production. LPR Global’s Korean client was selected as the most suitable candidate for the job. It has vast experience supplying PU foamed parts to domestic and global home appliance companies including LG, Samsung and Haier. The expected project time frame is three years, with refrigerator mass production set to begin in June 2019.  

Steel Castings for an Oil and Gas Plant in Eastern Europe

We supplied steel cast tube supports to an Eastern European EPC company that provides tube bundles for oil and gas clients. These tube supports required a tight delivery time and were also prone to multiple quality defects unless a strict quality control procedure was in place. Despite their extremely long length and heavy weight, ranging from 700kg to 1100kg, the tube supports were thin and could be bent out of shape during the heat treatment procedure. To prevent this, we placed fixtures designed in-house to repair the supports while they were heat treated. The material required was SCPH61, and LP, chemical, and mechanical tests were performed on all parts to ensure quality.

Steel Cast Tube Supports
UHF RFID Tags

Heat Resistant RFID Label Tags for Reading Metal Products

Our client in Europe was looking for flexible label RFID tags that could withstand 180°C heat for two hours, under harsh conditions where the tags are exposed to cutting oil, UV and water.  The client wanted to attach the tag onto a metal surface no bigger than 60mm X 30mm. We provided the client with LPR-8522 LH, designed to read metals at high temperatures.

Tooling Sourcing for the Home Appliance Industry

A global company producing consumer appliances asked us to find a supplier of PU Foaming Jigs for refrigerator doors. We pre-selected nine potential suppliers and arranged meetings over a two-day period. After a short but extremely effective business trip by the company’s representative, one of our vendors was chosen as the supplier, while another was selected as a potential supplier for another upcoming project.

PU Foaming Jigs Sourcing
NDT Equipment for Oil and Gas Industry

NDT Equipment for Inspections of Pipelines and Nuclear Power Plants

A Canadian testing service company expressed interest in NDT equipment for the inspection of oil and gas pipelines, nuclear power vessels and tanks, bridges, and turbines. LPR Global accompanied a representative to South Korea to visit an NDT equipment manufacturer’s site, and helped train the company’s staff on the machine’s operation. After a successful two-day training, the firm purchased the NDT machine and began performing field testing on oil and gas pipes.

RFID Tags for Various Honeywell Projects

We helped Honeywell procure RFID tags for several projects at clients’ sites related to tracking, inventory management, and tooling maintenance. Our customized RFID solutions enabled Honeywell to provide correctly shaped and sized tags, which work in outdoor environments with extreme heat and pressure resistance requirements.  We offer more than 80 different types of customized tags.

RFID Tags
Custom Manufacturing

Custom Manufacturing Needs from US Machine Manufacturers

Our sourcing services for American machine manufacturers started in 2010 with helping a Cincinnati grinder refurbishing company find a high precision machining center in South Korea. We then helped a  press manufacturer find a drawing-based machine component manufacturer to meet its demanding tolerance level. Since then, American machine manufacturers have become regular clients that consider us a dependable group of suppliers, providing high quality and quick lead times at affordable prices.

1:1 Matching Meetings and Conference in Partnership with the Korean Association of Machinery Industry

US Korea Hotlink invited global companies, interested in sourcing from Korea, to our annual 1:1 matching meetings and conference, held at the Korea Factory Automation Show in Seoul, South Korea.  This was the seventh edition of our conference, where global companies meet with Korean executives and discuss their projects in detail. The event always yields highly satisfying results for both suppliers and buyers because the US Korea Hotlink team discusses projects with the buyers, selects the most appropriate suppliers, and sends that list to global companies before the event. Based on record-breaking success rates from our matches, the Korean Association of Machinery Industry has now joined us as a main sponsor of the event, following the Korean federal government agency.

LPR Annual Conference
Various Parts, Components and Machines

Capital Equipment Sourcing for Global Companies in the Automotive Industry

We have been helping Tier 1 global companies in the automotive industry with their capital equipment projects since 2006.  Recently, we helped global Tier 1s with their needs for friction welding equipment, microfinishing equipment, gun drilling equipment and metal forming line equipment. While meeting their requirements for stringent safety standards and latest PLC communication module implementation, we also offer these companies innovative tool design, which significantly reduce tool change downtime at their plants.

Machinery Projects for Automotive, Oil & Gas and Plastic Industries

Rotary Friction Welding Machine

Rotary Friction Welding Machine for Drill Pipes

A rotary friction welding machine was delivered to an American company that makes drill pipes. This advanced manufacturing method allows pipes made of different metals to be welded together and eliminates the need for traditional mechanical pipe joining methods.

Powder Metal Compacting Press for Auto Parts

We delivered a customized 100-ton powder metal compacting press to a Tier 1 auto parts manufacturer in India. Our powder metal compacting presses cut costs by producing near net-shaped parts, improving cycle time and reducing yield losses during manufacturing.

Powder Compacting Press
High Pressure Polyurethane Equipment

High Pressure Polyurethane Equipment

We delivered high pressure polyurethane mix-heads to the United States for a complete manufacturing line used in the production of PU insulating foam.

Microfinishing Machine for Automotive Shock Absorber Surface Grinding

We built customized superfinishers with different roller sizes, stone guides, and oscillation support for global Tier 1 companies’ plants, which make shock absorbers, crankshafts, and other driveline components around the world. The quick tool-change design of our stone guides has successfully reduced tool changing time to 15 minutes when operators switch stones for different sized rods.

Microfinishing Machine
Exhaust System Forming Line

Forming Machines and Tooling for Exhaust Systems

We installed fully automated lines for muffler lock seaming, ridge locking and jacket stuffing lines in Mexico for a global Tier 1 exhaust system manufacturer.  We integrated robots with the line to load and unload workpieces, and applied poka-yoke techniques to prevent operators’ mistakes. 

NDT Equipment for Monitoring Oil and Gas Pipeline Integrity

In the past, a midstream oil and gas company had pipeline leaks that resulted in environmental and monetary damages. Our non-destructive testing equipment, which measures material properties such as residual stress, has been selected in the field to monitor the integrity of pipes and welds before failures could occur.

NDT Equipment for Pipelines
Friction Wear Testing Equipment

Friction and Wear Testing Equipment for Mechanical Engineering Research

A rotary friction welding machine was delivered to an American company that makes drill pipes. This advanced manufacturing method allows pipes made of different metals to be welded together and eliminates the need for traditional mechanical pipe joining methods.

Custom Manufacturing Projects

Precision Machined Parts, Jigs and Fixtures

Precision Machined Parts

Precision machined parts such as stockbushing housings are delivered annually to press and machine tool manufacturers in the United States.

Heat Resistant Steel Castings for US Steel Mills

Our American client was looking for a casting shop to accommodate its aggressive deadline for steel casting projects in Alabama. We delivered steel cast products by following the specification of weld areas to be cleaned up to SP3/CP3 standards, and LP3/AP3 to EN1371-1 (100% testing) when machined. In addition, we met the requirement within a 45-day lead time to carry out LP inspection on 100% of the castings under the conditions SPR-LPR/APR to NF EN 1371-1.

Heat Resistant Steel Castings
Steel Rolls

Steel Rolls for Steel Mills and Rolling Mills

We supplied a wide range of steel rolls to steel mills. Our levelling rolls, bridle rolls, table rolls, tension levelling rolls, pinch rolls, deflector rolls and others were supplied to casting lines, plate lines, hotrolling mills and coldrolling mills.

 

Refrigerator PU Components Manufacturing-Flipper Mullion

A global refrigerator and home appliance manufacturer headquartered in the United States wanted to outsource refrigerator components for its plant in China, which was to produce new refrigerator models. Originally, the manufacturer considered investing in rotary drum equipment required for producing flipper mullion blocks. However, after comparing capital equipment to parts outsourcing costs, it decided to outsource flipper mullion parts production. LPR Global’s Korean client was selected as the most suitable candidate for the job. It has vast experience supplying PU foamed parts to domestic and global home appliance companies including LG, Samsung and Haier. The expected project time frame is three years, with refrigerator mass production set to begin in June 2019.  

Flipper Mullion Production
Steel Cast Tube Supports

Steel Castings for an Oil and Gas Plant in Eastern Europe

We supplied steel cast tube supports to an Eastern European EPC company that provides tube bundles for oil and gas clients. These tube supports required a tight delivery time and were also prone to multiple quality defects unless a strict quality control procedure was in place. Despite their extremely large size in length and weight, ranging from 700kg to 1100kg, the tube supports were thin and could be bent out of shape during the heat treatment procedure. To prevent this, we placed fixtures designed in-house to repair the supports while they were heat treated. The material required was SCPH61, and LP, chemical, and mechanical tests were performed on all parts to ensure quality.

Heat Resistant RFID Label Tags for Reading Metal Products

Our client in Europe was looking for flexible label RFID tags that could withstand 180°C heat for two hours, under harsh conditions where the tags are exposed to cutting oil, UV and water.  The client wanted to attach the tag onto a metal surface no bigger than 60mm X 30mm. We provided the client with LPR-8522 LH, designed to read metals at high temperatures.

UHF RFID Tags

Parts Manufacturing Projects for Machine Tool Manufacturers

PU Foaming Jigs Sourcing

Tooling Sourcing for the Home Appliance Industry

A global company producing consumer appliances asked us to find a supplier of PU Foaming Jigs for refrigerator doors. We pre-selected nine potential suppliers and arranged meetings over a two-day period. After a short but extremely effective business trip by the company’s representative, one of our vendors was chosen as the supplier, while another was selected as a potential supplier for another upcoming project.

NDT Equipment for Inspections of Pipelines and Nuclear Power Plants

A Canadian testing service company expressed interest in NDT equipment for the inspection of oil and gas pipelines, nuclear power vessels and tanks, bridges, and turbines. LPR Global accompanied a representative to South Korea to visit an NDT equipment manufacturer’s site, and helped train the company’s staff on the machine’s operation. After a successful two-day training, the firm purchased the NDT machine and began performing field testing on oil and gas pipes.

NDT Equipment for Oil and Gas Industry
RFID Tags

RFID Tags for Various Honeywell Products

We helped Honeywell procure RFID tags for several projects at clients’ sites related to tracking, inventory management, and tooling maintenance. Our customized RFID solutions enabled Honeywell to provide correctly shaped and sized tags, which work in outdoor environments with extreme heat and pressure resistance requirements.  We offer more than 80 different types of customized tags.

Custom Manufacturing Needs from US Machine Manufacturers

Our sourcing services for American machine manufacturers started in 2010 with helping a Cincinnati grinder refurbishing company find a high precision machining center in South Korea. We then helped a  press manufacturer find a drawing-based machine component manufacturer to meet its demanding tolerance level. Since then, American machine manufacturers have become regular clients that consider us a dependable group of suppliers, providing high quality and quick lead times at affordable prices.

Custom Manufacturing
LPR Annual Conference

1:1 Matching Meetins and Conference in Partnership with the Korean Association of Machinery Industry

US Korea Hotlink invited global companies, interested in sourcing from Korea, to our annual 1:1 matching meetings and conference, held at the Korea Factory Automation Show in Seoul, South Korea.  This was the seventh edition of our conference, where global companies meet with Korean executives and discuss their projects in detail. The event always yields highly satisfying results for both suppliers and buyers because the US Korea Hotlink team discusses projects with the buyers, selects the most appropriate suppliers, and sends that list to global companies before the event. Based on record-breaking success rates from our matches, the Korean Association of Machinery Industry has now joined us as a main sponsor of the event, following the Korean federal government agency.

Capital Equipment Sourcing for Global Companies in the Automotive Industry

We have been helping Tier 1 global companies in the automotive industry with their capital equipment projects since 2006.  Recently, we helped global Tier 1s with their needs for friction welding equipment, microfinishing equipment, gun drilling equipment and metal forming line equipment. While meeting their requirements for stringent safety standards and latest PLC communication module implementation, we also offer these companies innovative tool design, which significantly reduce tool change downtime at their plants.

Various Parts, Components and Machines
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