Automotive

You produce components for the automotive sector? Then ARBURG is exactly right for you! Our experts configure ALLROUNDER injection molding machines precisely to your requirements. There are virtually no limits with regard to application options, materials and process combinations.

We have mastered all processes and process combinations. On our injection molding solutions, your product requirements can be met in zero-fault quality production, e.g. precise LED lenses and rain/light sensors, high-quality interior surface finishes or durable plastic-metal composites in the engine compartment. Here, our SELOGICA control system acts as the control center in order to integrate a wide variety of peripherals.

Highlights

  • Zero-faults quality: fully automated production cells integrate upstream or downstream operations
  • Comprehensive ARBURG know-how: all processes and process combinations for the automotive sector can be implemented, e.g. multi-component injection molding, inline printing and fluid injection technology
  • Extensive ARBURG expertise: All processes and process combinations can be used in the automotive industry, including film technology, multi-component injection molding, inline coating, and fluid injection technology
  • SELOGICA: time savings thanks to synchronized machine and robotic system movements  

Application examples

Night light
The night light serves as an example of how multifunctional component surfaces can be manufactured using film insert molding (FIM). The process is perfectly suited to high-quality touch functions in the field of digitalization; for example, in vehicle interiors, as well as in the electronics industry, white goods, and medical technology.
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Sensor systems
Liquid silicone compensates for curvature: thanks to LSR coupling cushions, a rain/light sensor can be optimally attached to a car windshield. A multi-component machine molds a low-viscosity liquid silicone (5 Shore A) onto a PBT frame, in which the sensors are inserted.
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Housing
A complex production cell takes over production of a urea sensor. The ALLROUNDER 1200 T rotary table machine enables the simultaneous removal and insertion during injection molding. A Scara robot provides 14 delicate pins, which are encapsulated in the mold.
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Interior/exterior
Thick-walled parts such as car door handles can be produced using fluid injection technology (FIT). In this example, a core made from PA 6 is reinforced and a PA 12 outer skin with a high surface quality, have been produced, at a significantly reduced weight.

Lighting elements
Using the injection compression molding process, thick-walled optical components are produced, e.g. LED lenses from PC for the dipped beam, high beam or daytime running lights in car headlights. Quality problems such as sink marks or broken ejectors can be reliably prevented using this technique.