Automatic Plastics has provided contract moulding services to the automotive industry since the mid 70’s, when we secured our first Automotive customer a few years after the company was founded in 1972. Honeywell and Magna have been contract moulding clients for many years too and we are also active with other players in this market.
Typically we work with Automotive customers from very early-on in the design process. However the service is a comprehensive one covering all aspects of injection moulding and related processes including Project Management, Consultancy, Tooling Design, Mould Flow Analysis, Injection Moulding, 2-Shot Moulds, Insert Moulding, Component Assembly, Tool Management and Logistics.
Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)
When we get a job we typically go through a Product Part Approval Process (PPAP) and this process includes;
Control Plan Development
FWEA’s (failure analysis)
This work is combined in a pack and drawings are developed and submitted to the customer. SPC (Statistical Process Control) is done on an ongoing basis to ensure the process is controlled effectively.
Automotive Products Manufactured
Over the years we have manufactured a variety injection moulds for the Automotive market including;
- panel casings for door electronics
- casings for steering wheels
- climate control modules
- infotainment casings
- mirror casings
There can be few suppliers in the current market place that can rival APL in terms of the length and depth of expertise in injection moulding services specific to the automotive industry. We look forward to talking through your contract moulding requirements.