There are few industries in which injection molding applications are as numerous as in the automotive industry. In the vehicle interior, they can be found in the form of dashboards or door panels, while other parts, such as housings for headlights and taillights, bumpers or wheel arches are also produced by injection molding.
Whether gasoline, hybrid or electric: injection molding parts are used for all types of vehicles. The injection molding parts often replace parts made of metal and thus lead to a reduction in the weight of the vehicles, which ultimately also improves their energy balance.
As numerous as the applications are, so numerous are the problems:
Visible weld lines on large parts such as the dashboard, poor surface quality in the painting process, quality fluctuations in multi-component parts or material overmolding - these are just a few of the challenges we encounter in injection molding for automotive parts.
A closed-loop process control system is therefore the best approach to master such challenges.