A manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment contacted Herd Manufacturing Inc. for fabrication of a front and rear axle assembly to be used in a lawn mower. The metal brackets of this axle assembly were stamped from C1008-1010 steel and assembled to a coined axle by robotic welding. A locating pin was also welded as part of this assembly. The bracket material was .075″ thick and the rod diameter was .250″. We finished the assembly with a powder coating. Throughout the manufacturing of this assembly we maintained tolerances as tight as ±.004″. To assist our customer in managing their inventory with the 250,000 EAU order, we enacted a just-in-time delivery system, shipping off of a weekly pull system. This JIT delivery was made possible by the utilization of a well designed welding fixture system that was designed, developed and built by Herd Manufacturing.

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Stamping and Assembly of an Axle Assembly Project Highlights

Product Description

This axle assembly is used within a lawn mower application

Capabilities Applied/Processes


  • Robotic Welded

Powder Coating

  • Loose Layer Packed
Overall Part Dimensions

Material Thickness: .075″
Rod Diameter: Ø.250″

Tightest Tolerances


Material Used

C1008-1010 Steel

Material Finish

Powder Coated

Industry for Use

Lawn & Garden


250,000 EAU

Delivery Time

Just In Time (JIT)

Delivery Location

South Eastern USA

Standards Met

Customer Supplied Drawings

Product Name

Axle Assembly


The progressive dies for the brackets and the welding fixtures were designed and built by Herd Manufacturing