Case Studies

Case Studies

Customer Success Story: Improving Vibration Damping of an Existing Part

Problem A competitor’s part did not sufficiently damp vibration in a leading vehicle manufacturer’s electric school bus, causing the power steering pump to fail during durability testing.   Solution Leveraging our extensive knowledge of shock and vibration solutions as well as our vast selection...

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Customer Success Story: Custom Solution for Torpedo Propulsion

Problem An applied research laboratory at a major university required a custom silicone ring mount system and urethane coupling that could withstand long-term, high-torque and high-RPM propulsion activity. Solution Using our design tools, testing lab and extensive database of silicone properties, we established the...

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Customer Success Story: Building an Inclusive Environment

Building an Inclusive Environment, One Job at a Time In late 2021, Hutchinson's Ithaca, Michigan, plant formed a partnership with an organization called Mid-Michigan Industries (MMI) to implement an inclusive training program within the facility. Through the initiative, individuals with varying abilities can train...

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Shipping Out an Elastomeric Shock Protection Solution

Problem: A customer came to Hutchinson seeking a shock protection solution for their client’s shipboard “friend or foe” detection electronics box. The client wanted to use a Cablemount solution, but modeling showed that its output was too close to limits with little to no...

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Customer Success Story: Passing Shock Tests with Flying Colors

Problem: One of our competitors provided a customer with an isolator for a bulkhead-mounted enclosure with an internal circuit card deck that ultimately failed 901E shock testing. Solution: A precision system analysis, the creation of a custom elastomer blend for an existing isolator design...

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Customer Success Story: Mounting an Engineering Partnership

Problem: A customer approached Hutchinson with a complicated engine mount assembly that consisted of too many components, ultimately affecting throughput and cell supply to the production line. Solution: Hutchinson suggested a welded engine mount assembly design, as opposed to a cast design, to eliminate...

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Electromechanical System Integration and Assembly

Problem: Increased competition and the rising price of parts Solution: The selection of a sole-source provider of an AS9100 electromechanical assembly. Results: Optimized design and improved system performance of an assembly that met strict ITAR and DoD quality standards and regulatory mandates....

A Quick Adjustment to Electrification

Problem: A client that provides innovative electrified powertrain solutions for commercial transportation urgently required a vibration isolator with lower conductivity and unique specifications that did not exist at the time. Solution: The creation of a new, elastomeric compound and prototype to handle the large...

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Electrification Solution Examples

Alternative energy sources for mobility including Natural Gas, Battery Modules and multiple types of Fuel Cells create nontraditional mounting schemes that need to perform as “flexible fasteners”.      Dissimilar thermal expansion rates Large physical size/shape hole tolerance challenges Severe twisting and non-uniform road input accommodations...

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