High-Volume Components

Sweating the details of design for manufacture.

Multimatic Indiana New Haven

Our product engineering teams thrive on surpassing program objectives for weight, cost, functional performance and efficiency of manufacture.

Product development is a collaborative effort between engineering and manufacturing.


Multimatic StepGate™

Design for Manufacture (DFM) at work…

An “Industry First” when developed in the early 2000’s, the Multimatic StepGate™ has evolved to streamline production with reduced complexity.

The first-generation StepGate™ incorporated 140 parts in six subassemblies and required multiple assembly operations including laser and MIG welding.

Multimatic StepGate™

… in pursuit of manufacturing efficiency.

By sweating the details, the second-generation Multimatic StepGate™ is manufactured using high-speed, press-based assembly techniques, eliminating welding, and allowing installation with just six bolts.

Our global engineering facilities leverage:

  • State-of-the-art design tools
  • In-house prototyping and testing resources
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) disciplines:
    • DVP&Rs
    • DFMEAs
    • Open issues reporting and resolution
    • Fully integrated timelines with resource planning
  • Feedback and support from our manufacturing plants