Micro injection molding is one of the most commonly used production processes for plastics. Besides the use of medical, optics and electronics, micro molding can also be applied in automotive industry.
Let's see how micro molding is applied in automotive industries:
1. Components under-the-hood
Recently, many under-the-hood components that manufacturers formerly made from metal have been transitioned to plastic. For these applications, robust polymers such as ABS, Nylon, and PET are common. Manufacturers now make parts such as cylinder head covers and oil pans using injection molding. This method offers lower weights compared to metal parts.
2. Exterior Components
Injection molding is an established process for many exterior automotive components, including fenders, grilles, bumpers, door panels, floor rails, light housings, and more.
3. Interior Components
Manufacturers also produce many automotive interior parts using automotive plastic injection molding. They include instrumentation components, interior surfaces, dashboard faceplates, door handles, glove compartments, air vents, buttons, switches and more. They also use injection molding for producing decorative plastic elements.
Micro injection molding offers a viable solution for the mass production of high-quality injection automotive parts from a broad range of polymers. In the automotive industry, where qualities such as consistency and safety are of utmost importance, automotive plastic injection molding is an important manufacturing process. THY Precision can also provide ODM, OEM manufacture of micro automotive molding. Feel free to contact us, and we'll be pleased to serve you.