An assembly that is used for the installation of a support track system required a failsafe weight capacity of 1.1 metric ton. The assembly was failing at 0.7 metric ton.
To increase the weight capacity to support 1.1 metric ton or more, without changing the part design while maintaining the original component cost.
SMI produced a series of prototypes using a material that the design team did not know was available.
Testing was halted when the assembly reached 2.6 metric tons without any sign of failure.