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Reverse Engineering

American Holt's reverse engineering process begins when our sales team and engineers determine whether we can save you 20% or more. Parts are evaluated further by our engineering team based on their complexity, application, and potential manufacturing costs. 

Through the use of precision metrology equipment and chemical analysis, our engineers develop detailed blueprints and quality control protocols. Once a part's geometry is determined, SolidWorks software is used to develop a CAD model. The CAD model is then converted into a 2D manufacturing drawing and sent to one of our manufacturing partners for fabrication to our exact specifications. 

Our 3D printing capabilities allow us to ensure that parts are modeled correctly before releasing them for manufacturing lessening potential issues before they arise, saving on manufacturing cost and reducing our time to market. 

Finished machine parts are subject to extensive quality control review where material composition, hardness, fit, and function are validated. Manufactured parts are housed on-site in our warehouse enabling us to ship your aftermarket parts the same day, reducing machine downtime and inventory costs.

Assemblies and Maintenance Kits

American Holt maintenance kits include everything a mechanic needs for regularly scheduled maintenance. One convenient box contains all of the required parts necessary to improve the operational life of your machines.

Decrease your inventory management costs by purchasing American Holt maintenance kits. Our kits are designed for routine maintenance cycles to reduce expenses incurred by ordering parts from multiple vendors and holding excess inventory.

To better aid your skilled mechanics and allow them to focus on diagnosis and repair, American Holt now offers many assemblies which eliminate the time needed for complex rebuilds. Time sensitive repairs can be done more quickly through American Holt assemblies enabling you to maximize your plant production efficiencies and uptime.

3D Printing and Distributive Manufacturing

American Holt uses 3D Printing/Distributive Manufacturing to drive down the cost of prototyping and increase the speed at which solutions are presented to customers. 3D printing enables us to ensure that parts are modeled correctly before releasing them for manufacturing.  It is less expensive - in time and money - to 3D print a test prototype than it is to redesign or alter an existing mold.

Multiple design options can be printed and tested to ensure that the new parts work as intended. Frequently, mistakes in the mold design become apparent after fabrication which leads to more time consumed to accommodate mold iterations resulting in higher costs and longer lead time. 3D printing enables our engineers to identify issues before they arise, saving on manufacturing costs and reducing our time to market.

3D printing also enables us to develop complex machinery components that previously would have been prohibitively expensive or even impossible to manufacture due to the limitations of conventional manufacturing techniques. With the improvements in additive manufacturing, now the possibilities are endless. Geometry that has been difficult or impossible to build, like internal holes that change direction, is now possible with 3D printing. Lightweight lattice structure parts or complex surfaces are now simple to construct.  Small production runs of custom parts are also feasible because there are no associated tooling costs.

Our engineers work with customers to identify the correct application for direct printed parts; what parts are cost effective for low volume printing. The process begins with a 3D digital copy of the part created using either a 3D modeling program or 3D scanner. The part is then "printed" utilizing additive manufacturing that, simply stated, creates products by adding one layer of material at a time. Due to rapid advancements, printers are now able to "print" a vast array of materials - from plastics and ceramics to metals including steel, brass and bronze.

American Holt is developing partnerships around the world so that parts can be printed locally, closer to the production facility. The ability to provide on-demand manufacturing will create significant cost savings for our customers by reducing on-hand inventory and more quickly responding to emergencies. No longer will it take considerable time and money to ship parts to foreign locations, especially during emergencies.

OEM Savings Audit 

Improve your bottom line.  American Holt will work with your maintenance and procurement teams to analyze component usage by OEM and product type. Together, we will identify parts that can be reverse engineered for savings of at least 20 to 40%.

Switching to American Holt's aftermarket parts will minimize your inventory investment and production costs. We assume the investment and holding costs for your inventory. Our investment in your inventory will enable you to improve your bottom line and to invest the savings elsewhere within your facility.

Additionally, we will assist you in identifying parts that can take advantage of 3D or additive printing. This technology enables us to reduce re-tooling costs by creating fully functional, testable injection molded models and low-volume production parts faster than ever before.