A prominent end manufacturer, experiencing unacceptable product packaging failure rates during the key retort process, was seeking a better tooling solution that would produce a strong durable easy-open end when they came to Oberg.

Collaborating closely with the manufacturer, Oberg’s design engineers and tooling craftsmen studied their existing process to devise innovative designs with features to strengthen the easy-open end panel and tab on their metal packaging. Oberg manufactured custom carbide and steel tooling based upon mutually approved designs and assisted with prototyping and product development.

The Results

Packaging with the newly created easy-open ends have outperformed acceptable failure rates during the retort process. The tooling redesign and manufacturing abilities enabled our customer to quickly implement these changes into their production lines with minimal downtime and significant cost savings.

Project Overview

  • Processes: Precision Grinding and Machining
  • Challenge: Create a better, more-durable easy-open end
  • Solution: Fast integration of new tooling with minimal downtime