Early Supplier Involvement
Involvement of a supplier during the conceptual development stage of a product.
Condition resulting from any forming, piercing, hardware insertion or spot welding operation too close to an edge.
Effective Case Depth
The perpendicular distance from the surface of a hardened case to the deepest point at which a specified level of hardness is attained.
In gas-metal-arc and gas-tungsten-arc welding, a rod or wire acts as an electrical conductor and arc point between the torch and workpiece. In spot welding, electrodes squeeze together metal parts, then conduct current through to create the weld.