Core services

Engineering & Development

Product Development and Working with Lead-Free and DZR Copper Alloys

As OEM company we usually work with our clients product designs, but it doesn't mean we cannot also develop totally new product or suggest products improvements to our clients. We do not want just copy competitors' designs, we want to make sure that they are the best solution for customers. If there are any issues, we take the responsibility and initiative to resolve them as soon as possible.

 

R&D starts with choosing the right raw materials

TECH O.E.M. is taking care of your products starting with the raw material management and procurement. We especially focus on lead-free and DZR copper alloys to meet the changing global standards for products that come in contact with potable water. We also want to take part in creating healthy and ecological world by making our products more environmentally-friendly.

Examples of lead-free copper alloys that we work with:
Copper Composition - Lead free
Country USA Japan
Standard Code ASTM JIS

Copper
Compositions

C87800 C6802
C87500
C89520
C89833
C89836
 

Another type of copper alloy that more and more clients has been seeking in recent years, is DZR brass. Its alloys are dezincification (type of selective corrosion) resistant and especially necessary to use in harsh environments.

DZR copper alloys were especially engineered to resist the damaging corrosion caused by zinc leaching, and are becoming more and more common choice for professional users.


Examples of lead-free copper alloys that we work with:

DZR Copper Alloys (Cross Reference)
Country USA Australia Europe China
Standard Code UNS AS EN BS (ISO) GB
Lead Brass C35330 AS 352 CW602N
CZ132
(CuZn36Pb2 AS)
HPb62-1A
HPb61-2A
Country USA Japan    

Lead-free Brass

C46500 C6802    
C87850      
C87850 ECO Brass    
 

Engineering Capabilities

Tech O.E.M.'s team of experienced engineers can work with clients to develop new products specifically for their needs. Combining our drawing and product development capabilities with the IAPMO test lab, we can ensure highest quality and safety of the newly developed items.

 

Drawing Capabilities:

    

Product Development:

 

 

 

 

 

Every new product follows our product development system. Weekly reviews are conducted until it is customer's approval. New product ideas, can be quickly changed into physical samples and tested in our in-house IAPMO lab for performance and life cycle tests. This allows us to quickly evaluate design elements and apply necessary changes.

 

If you're interested in developing a new faucet, valve or other plumbing part together with us, please use our Contact Form and select "Interested in: R&D project".



R&D and Manufacturing Integration

R&D and Manufacturing Integration

TECH O.E.M. strives to be an extension of your company, with the goal of helping you to overcome the barriers of professional R&D and entry of overseas manufacturing. We do that through our extensive experience and network of manufacturing, transportation, and in-house quality management professionals. For last four decades, we have been building strategic partnerships with Taiwanese and Chinese manufacturers, to be able to offer you full range of OEM valves, fittings and also faucet components. The IAPMO lab allow us to test variety of these products, so that you can use TECH O.E.M. to integrate your product development and engineering with manufacturing and logistic operation, saving yourself time, costs and trouble.



Our value proposition is very straightforward, designed to make our customer's overseas manufacturing endeavors as painless as possible.

  • Quality:TECH O.E.M. ensures that the product quality is up to customer standards. We can physically audit manufacturing facilities, our own engineers on-site can perform quality assurance procedures, saving you inspection costs.
  • Risk Management: TECH O.E.M.'s long standing relationships and broad network of manufacturing partners mitigates customer risk against fluctuations in currency exchange rates, raw material prices, labor constraints, transportation disruptions, and supply chain scheduling problems.
  • Engineering and Manufacturing: TECH O.E.M. can help you lower the costs of global sourcing by integrating engineering and products development with manufacturing and logistics activities. You can save on time and expenses by having us do full product development process with one supplier.
  • Key localization: TECH O.E.M.'s headquarters are located in central Taiwan, close to the Taiwanese bathroom and kitchen products cluster. That give as quick access to smaller suppliers, that can provide high quality, customized items. It's also only few hours away from China, making it possible to build business relationships in the Mainland. Also, TECH cooperates closely with offices located in Shanghai and Ningbo area.

Our manufacturing capabilities are:

  • Casting
  • Forging
  • Injection Molding
  • Welding/ Soldering/ Brazing
  • Machining/Polishing
  • Finishing (Plating, Coating, PVD, Laser Stamping)

 


Quality Control Assurance

Quality Control Assurance

Quality is always the key requirement for any type of product, and that is why it is so important in the whole management process to keep it on high and stable level. In Tech O.E.M. we use strict quality control system on each step of supply chainto make sure the quality is kept from the raw material to the shipment of the finished product. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company we use procedures (SOPs) and reporting to make sure no steps were missed during the whole order processing. We pay extra care for data handling safety and to traceability of all our products and their parts, to be able to solve any potential problem quickly. As we try to minimize problems, once they occur we are willing to take responsibility and learn from them, trying to minimize the impact to our clients.
   

Design

Products' 3D and 2D drawings

Confirmation of products design details, including packaging

Raw Materials

Choosing the right type of material (copper alloy) for the application

Purchasing good quality materials

Tooling

Ownership of tooling and production molds

First samples batch for final confirmation with clients

Production

Manufacturing in affiliated plants in Taiwan and China

In-process Control

Processing

Plating, incluging PVD plating capabilities

Polishing, Brushing, etc.

Other finishing processes

Pre-Shipment Control

In-house IAPMO certified laboratory

Life-cycle tests

Shipment  

Final quality control

Products' marking for traceability

Strong and safe packaging for shipment 

 

 

Close proximity to our partner manufacturers allows us to be control the quality procedures at each of those steps, often by our physical presence (inspection). We help the customer to understand what actions are taken on each step, to eliminate any unpleasant surprises.

Also, having in-house lab and experience quality control staff, we are capable of professional product quality testing and assessments. To verify our quality, we certify our products according to worldwide known standards, such as NSF, cUPC, WRAS, ACS, and others.