Hatch Stamping Company
At Hatch, entrepreneurial innovation is a core value. We’re always looking for ways to add value for our customers, continuously improve our processes, and improve safety.
We manufacture parts for the automotive industry exclusively and are an innovative, technology-driven organization. We have 13 manufacturing and technical facilities across Michigan, Tennessee, Mexico and China.
We believe in the importance of people in everything we do. Hatch Stamping Company’s fundamental guiding principle is to respect and protect the rights of all the individuals we interact with – including customers, partners, employees, and supplier partners.
Harnessing technology and building a culture of innovation are key values at Hatch Stamping. We continually evaluate new technologies and processes to ensure we’re delivering industry-leading quality, performance and agility. At Hatch, we use technology to connect our operations company-wide, from the shop floor to the top floor. The result? Finished parts that are on-spec, on-budget, and on-time.
Hatch Stamping has a robust operating system, managed through a customized ERP technology system, called the Hatch Operating System. This system drives continuous real-time data collection to effectively manage core business functions. This lean system also helps Hatch significantly reduce waste and variation.
Our laser scanning equipment captures the entire part geometry for inspection or reverse engineering purposes, covering both form profile surfaces and geometric features such as hole or stud locations. The resulting digital object forms the foundation of a powerful streamlined inspection process allowing extreme accuracy over a nearly infinite number of data points quickly.
Hatch Stamping uses Siemens PLM Software’s RobCAD work cell design and simulation tool to streamline assembly engineering. With RobCAD, we develop, simulate, optimize, validate, and offline program multi-device robotic and automated manufacturing processes. These full-action mockups of complete manufacturing cells and systems within a 3D environment provide a platform to optimize processes and calculate cycle times throughout the various stages of the development timeline, from concept through implementation.
Poka-yoke, or Mistake Proofing is implemented throughout the entire process. The effective use of vision systems, auto unload, proximity switches, pass-through gates, mechanical verification and other Poka-yoke devices ensure defect-free product.