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Speedy Delivery for Spyker Cars
Product News Tuesday, May 4, 2010: Micro Metalsmiths
Micro Metalsmiths, a specialist investment casting foundry, has successfully developed and manufactured a unique fuel cap for luxury car manufacturer Spyker. The fuel cap, which features Spyker’s distinctive company emblem, an aircraft propeller and a wire wheel, took less than 8 weeks to deliver and will feature on all production cars.
Spyker opted for Micro Metalsmiths because the company could deliver a product that meets the high exacting standards that are synonymous with the prestige Dutch car manufacturer.
One of the first things Micro Metalsmiths had to do was to quickly re-engineer the lost wax production tool, which was completed in only 2 weeks. This not only needed to be more economical, but also less complex to machine, whilst also providing an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
It is not the first investment casting that Micro Metalsmiths has carried out for the Dutch based car manufacturer having previously also developed, amongst other things, tailor made air vents. The vents were also designed with the company’s distinctive propeller emblem within a wheel.
Steve Parkin, director at Micro Metalsmiths commented, “We are extremely pleased to be supplying such essential parts to a prestigious international car brand. Our on site facilities mean we can consistently deliver high quality cost effective casting and machining solutions, on time and on budget to our customers around the world”
Mr. Frans Liebregts, Chief Operating Officer of Spyker Cars, commented, “Spyker Cars is very pleased to have Micro Metalsmiths as their supplier for one of the eye-catching features of their cars: the fuel cap. The quality of the products supplied, demonstrates that Micro Metalsmiths understands the requirements of Spyker’s customers.”