Automotive Forming and Trimming Technologies
The automotive industry is well known for pushing the boundaries of manufacturing processes. The never ending drive for innovative design, reduced costs and improved fuel economy push the automotive sector to seek out new materials, processes and technologies. Advancements in formable hard-coated films, in-molded electronics and lighting are providing the type of solutions that are helping automotive OEMs to achieve their targets.
Hytech forming and trimming technologies are utilized in the automotive industry to produce:
- Instrument Clusters (speedometers)
- Radio bezels, buttons and knobs
- HVAC bezels and knobs
- Shifter levers
- PRNDL housings
All Hytech forming and trimming technologies are utilized to produce these parts. ProForm® is used to emboss instrument clusters with relatively low depth of draw. For deeper draw instrument clusters and in-mold decorated parts, Hytech AccuForm® high pressure forming process is utilized. The combination of patented Hytech forming technology with in-house tool fabrication for form tools and trim tools allows customers to get to market quickly with cost effective solutions.
Getting to market quickly and cost effectively is useless if the solutions are not backed up with a robust manufacturing process. In addition to building the tools and developing the process for forming and trimming, Hytech also provides quality related services. Hytech will manufacture measurement fixtures, provide gauge repeatability studies, and provide process capability data to support products produced for the automotive industry.