Successful Projects

We work with a broad selection of companies, large and small, across a full range of industries. Here are a few of the ways we’ve helped contribute to our customers’ success.

   
Challenge
Publicly traded manufacturer of wafer test systems needed its next-generation frame test system built quickly for a major trade show where they were exhibiting.

Solution
We collaborated in SolidWorks to expedite the new product release so the company CEO could bring a prototype unit to the trade show, generating significant interest and customer purchase orders.

This required extensive sharing of information and technical specifications between Tobar Industries and the customer to establish a supply chain for various products we had to install in this turnkey system.

Collaboration continues with their engineering team and management to further reduce costs through supply-chain and design-for-manufacturing innovation.

   
Challenge
Meet an aggressive timeline for a product release by a Fortune 500 biomedical company.

Solution
We collaborated directly with the company’s design engineers using CAD models to generate prototypes, create pre-production units and rapidly ramp up into production for a signature product.

Product design requirements included multiple sheet metal covers with compound radii forming, which is typically seen only on plastic parts.

Even though their early volumes were not projected to be significant, we were able to offer a competitive sheet metal solution that met their needs and was repeatable with tooling and fixtures.

   
Challenge
A medical customer had a key metal fabrication supplier suddenly file for bankruptcy and close its doors.

Solution
The medical OEM immediately engaged us to reverse-engineer their flagship sheet metal chassis, minimizing the impact on their production schedule.

We subsequently redesigned the chassis and provided an updated documentation package at no cost to the customer.

This saved them $350,000 in the first year alone, allowing them to build market share and increase profits.

  
Challenge
A leading innovator in high-performance, cost-effective physical vapor deposition (PVD) systems wanted to introduce the first in a new line of clusters tools to support high-volume semiconductor production around the globe.

Solution
We closely collaborated with the company’s engineering department on the redesign of the frames for two of the company’s PVD systems.

We also handled a complete redesign on the base plates that formerly required a three-step process, and now can be made completely out of one-piece billet aluminum — saving both production lead-time and cost.

Design changes continue to be made by Tobar Industries’ and the company’s engineering teams to further drive down costs on all product builds.

  
 
Challenge
A laser eye care OEM needed a supplier that could develop and successfully build interchangeable covers with multiple contours and radii to be affixed to a frame that was also part of the project.

Solution
Tobar built complex weld fixtures to assure all covers despite their complexity could be completely interchanged from frame to frame and cover to cover.