Baxter, a U.S. manufacturer of endoscopic and surgical instrumentation approached Orion with a challenge: the number of surgeries using this instrumentation was on the rise in the early 1980's.
Camcar-Textron, a major manufacturer of fasteners, needed an oil filter attachment bolt for the Chrysler Corporation coated to a number of important specifications.
- Caterpillar Corporation
Orion Industries worked with NTN Bower Corporation on a problem Caterpillar Corporation was having with galling of a sleeve bearing on a tractor axle.
Engineering managers of Chrysler's Kenosha engine plant and Dow Corning give credit to Orion Industries Ltd., for achieving, in record time, the transition from tin plating to Molykote D-10 coating on 9,000 to 9,500 piston skirts a day without a delay in the engine plant's just-in-time production system.
- Calphalon Cookware
Calphalon, then a manufacturer of exclusively commercial cookware, approached Orion with their plan to enter the large consumer cookware market.
Envirovac, a major manufacturer of toilet bowls for the airline industry, was faced with a problem: Water usage on flights for the Japanese markets was more than double that of European and U.S. market flights; the reason identified was the cultural importance of cleanliness in the Japanese market.
- Graymills Corp
Graymills Corp., a manufacturer of equipment, pumps and components for the printing industry, was experiencing a problem in the field: environmental regulations, forcing printers to use water-based inks, was causing a corrosion problem on the iron components marketed.
- Morning Delight
Morning Delight, a company in the business of refurbishing fast food restaurant and hotel equipment, was having problems with the proper servicing of electric waffle irons: It needed to have enough consistency of appearance and quality to make customers content.
Spanek, a major U.S. manufacturer of poultry cooking racks, was stuck with a warehouse full of thousands of parts with defective chrome plating.
Vollrath, a well-known manufacturer of institutional food service equipment, approached Orion with their plan to provide a non-stick coating on a line of their warming trays.
- West Bend
West Bend, a U.S. manufacturer of breadmakers, came to Orion with a problem: They had been unsuccessful with their current coating system, and needed assistance in identifying a better coating.
Whirlpool, a leading manufacturer of clothes dryers, came to Orion with a problem: Polyester fibers and lint were melting and plugging the heat vents in their gas dryers.