Injection Molding, Overmolding, Assembly, Adhesive bonding
02/04/2017 | 2 min read
Wind deflector| ACPS Automotive & Audi
The wind deﬂector of the Audi R8, which must with-stand high stress at high speeds, is characterized by great rigidity and low weight. Greiner Assistec was also able to provide valuable input into the intensive developmental collaboration between the German automobile supplier ACPS Automotive and Audi.
The wind deﬂector is produced in an overmolding process. A stainless steel frame is procured, the mesh manually adhered, dried and trimmed – before it is manually inserted into the injection molding machine, overmolded and thereby sealed. The metal-plastic combination allows the wind deﬂector to become very robust, while at the same time reducing the weight of the end product, thanks to the use of plastic.