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Automotive Industry

The automotive industry is in a never-ending state of evolution as technologies advance and car-makers strive to improve upon the features they can offer customers. From the comfort and functionality of the passenger compartment to the strength and shine of the exterior, today’s vehicle owners never settle for second best when it comes to their automobiles’ performance and aesthetic qualities. Therefore, manufacturers must always strive to meet the highest standards for the production of custom automotive industry components.

While manufacturing custom components for the automotive industry, manufacturers must place great care on vehicle safety. Despite the emphasis customers tend to place on vehicle aesthetics and performance, the most important quality is the safety that an automobile can provide for motorists and passengers. Companies are making vehicles more efficient through the precise manufacturing of automotive industry parts.

When it comes to manufacturing custom die cut parts for automotive industry use, the materials involved play an integral role in determining the functionality, longevity, comfort and aesthetic qualities of a motor vehicle. Even if an automobile looks good to the naked eye, it will not last long without quality parts on the inside. Therefore, it is crucial that materials be selected according to a given vehicle’s design needs.

At American Micro Industries, we’re distinguished by our unparalleled knack for matching the best custom components to automotive industry designs of all types. We strive to accommodate as many specifications as possible.

Anti-Vibration Foam and Tape

The engine of an automobile generates heat and vibration, both of which need to be kept within reasonable limits. When it comes to handling vibration, foam and tape are commonly employed to keep things under control. However, the foam and tape must be strong and durable enough to withstand any tensions applied to the vehicle parts in question. There is a list of prerequisites that apply to all materials used in the construction of vehicles. These prerequisites include, but are not limited to, the following conditions and capabilities:

  • Conformity to the shape and curves of the body of a vehicle
  • Ability to bond with oily metal surfaces
  • Resistance to corrosion
  • Minimal weight

The prevention of vibration requires that adjoining parts conform to one another. In the case of curved parts, any part applied must have the flexibility to join at both ends. Just as the design of any custom part must take into account the straightness or curvature of the surface to which the part will be affixed, adhesive parts must also have the ability to bond along curved angles. Quality foams and tapes are designed to adhere to surfaces of varying angles to ensure anti-vibration qualities.

The metal surfaces on automotive parts are either oily from the start, or become oily as the vehicle begins to operate. Anything attached to these parts must have the strength and bonding capabilities to withstand degrees of oiliness. Therefore, a quality foam or tape that’s been designed for anti-vibration purposes must be strong enough to stay bonded, regardless of whether or not a metal surface is oily or dry.

One of the most important qualities for any part within a motor vehicle is corrosion resistance. The fact is that rust is the enemy of all metal, which makes up the majority of engine parts in cars, vans, trucks and buses. The moment rust takes hold, it can spread like weeds across a metal part’s surface and eat holes through heavily affected areas. Rust can also spread between adjoining pieces, including weak bonding materials. Therefore, it is crucial that anti-vibration foams and tapes be resistant to corrosion.

A vehicle’s overall weight impacts its performance. If an engine is designed in a bulkier fashion, the automobile is likely to be heavier. This heaviness can harm the vehicle’s tires and fuel efficiency because more weight will bear down upon the axles and the motor. Thankfully, anti-vibration foams and tapes add virtually no weight when applied to the engine parts of automobiles.

For materials to be vibration-free, foam and tape should be dampened during the application process. At American Micro Industries, we have over 20 years of experience implementing processes that ensure the proper die-cutting of materials to the exact shapes and contours required on each external and internal vehicle component.

Attachment and Fastening

When it comes to the cultivation of custom components for the automotive industry, performance is at the heart of each fastening application. Due to the commonly high costs of the components that comprise a vehicle, it is also crucial for waste to be kept to a minimum. At American Micro Industries, we have an extensive history of handling these types of concerns with relative ease.

Moreover, AMI has the needed contacts to offer manufacturing solutions for all kinds of vehicles. In turn, these contacts allow us to link customers to the most fitting parts for any given line of cars, trucks or vans. With our high standards of productivity in mind, we ensure parts are fastened using the most suitable means and methods, which include the following:

  • Interior/exterior foam tape
  • Transfer adhesives
  • Double-sided tape
  • Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Custom die cut components for the automotive industry are produced in countless shapes and sizes. At AMI, we ensure all attachments fit exactly as predetermined by the specifications of the corresponding design for a given vehicle. Even if there is a component with unusual specifications, chances are it can be accommodated without a major overhaul.

At American Micro Industries, we have extreme versatility in our machining capabilities. As a result, we have the capabilities to fulfill a wide range of specifications. Whereas competing companies typically focus on a limited array of specifications.

Plastics

A variety of materials are used in the automotive world to produce the components and panels of commercial and recreational vehicles. Many interior components are made from one of a handful of different types of industrial-grade plastics, which offer comfort and flexibility for drivers and passengers of cars, trucks, vans and buses. In addition to its sleekness, plastic can enhance the aesthetic charm of a vehicle and add to its value fresh off the lot, as well as on the resale market.

At American Micro Industries, we help clients in the automotive sector select the right plastic materials for each vehicle part. Our in-depth familiarity with the unique characteristics of different plastic types helps us choose which plastics will offer the best support and have the most sufficient strength and endurance for specific surfaces. Some examples of Plastics that we deal with at AMI include:

  • Delrin® (POM): Acetal — known under the trade name Delrin® — is a thermoplastic material made from the compound resin polyoxymethylene (POM).
  • Noryl® (PPO): Consisting of modified polyphenylene oxide (PPO), Noryl® has advanced dimensional and thermal stability, impact resistance and high strength.
  • Acrylics (PMMA): Crystal clear, high-strength, shatterproof glass alternative, albeit unable to block UV light. Popularly known as Plexiglas® and Lucite®.
  • PVC: Thermoplastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a fire-resistant, acid-resistant material with a considerable heat threshold. Sold under the trade names PVC-300®, VINTEC I® and NELS-TEK 600®.

Our Commitment to Customer Satisfaction

Since 1995, American Micro Industries has been engaged in precision manufacturing for automotive industry vehicle lines. With our in-house team of highly skilled professionals, we’ve implemented solutions for a vast range of vehicle types. We also maintain strict regulatory standards to ensure all work performed meets design specifications and safety requirements across the board.

Our staff provides clients in the automotive industry with custom die cut components for numerous types of vehicles, and we offer cost-effective solutions with no sacrifice to quality. Even as our business continues to expand and we continue to elevate our profile across the far reaches of the auto sector, our commitment to improvement is unwavering. With each passing year, the team here at American Micro Industries takes great pride in the progress we continue to make in all areas of operation, from production and services to sales and shipping.

For anyone in need of CNC machining for automotive industry components, we can help you with every step of the process toward implementing the right solutions for your vehicles. Furthermore, we have a dedicated team of customer service representatives who will happily answer any questions and offer support throughout the buying and ordering process.

Contact American Micro Industries for Custom Automotive Industry Components

When it comes to performance, safety, comfort and efficiency, few industries are held to as high of a standard as the automotive sector. It’s all because of the trust, care and capital that motorists put into their passenger vehicles.

For 22 years, American Micro Industries has provided custom die-cut parts for automotive industry entities. As a result, our customers have received perfect solutions for their vehicle components. To learn more about the services we offer, contact us today.