A longtime client needed a cabinet door assembly that was nearly five feet long by nine inches wide, and it needed to be rigid. The original plan called for two fabricated stiffeners to be glued to the doors to provide the necessary support. The three-piece assembly cost $29.00 and required eleven operations to manufacture.
The Estes design team, using the Salvagnini forming cell, was able to create a single-piece door with the necessary rigidity.
The new design was manufactured in three operations, and costs were reduced by more than two-thirds.