CASE STUDY: EXTERIOR BODY PANEL
Molded-In Color – Exterior Body Panel
A leading agricultural equipment OEM wanted to employ molded-in color plastic injection molding to produce an exterior body panel with a long-lasting brilliant color and finish that would withstand harsh outdoor environments and eliminate the high cost and environmental issues of secondary painting.
Select the proper materials and design and engineer the proper molds and molded-in color plastic injection molding process and quality parameters to ensure a finished panel with high quality brilliant color and finish and no knit lines.
Engineering & Technology
EVCO Plastics engineering team worked closely early on with the customer to understand part requirements and collaboration on design for manufacturability elements, including part design, material selection and testing, mold design, gate configuration and process engineering.
Solution & Results
EVCO Plastics’ expertise in molded-in color plastic injection molding, material selection, and part and process engineering and design helped the OEM successful achieve all of their objectives – an exterior body panel with a long-lasting brilliant color and finish that withstands harsh outdoor environments, without the high manufacturing cost and environmental issues of secondary painting.
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