Our customer required a wing mirror assembly solution for attaching panels of an electrically heated wing mirror unit. Due to the stringent quality requirements of the automotive market, the adhesive components were to be manufactured to tight tolerances and within rigorous quality controls. In this case, strict specifications were presented due to the customer’s in-house testing methods to determine temperature tolerances of the finished product.
Our customer also required 100% of the finished product to be without defect, in terms of physical and aesthetic attributes. Additional requirements included specification of a suitable adhesive tape to meet the demands of the application and a final presentation designed for ease of handling and fast application.
We specified a high performance foamed acrylic adhesive tape and developed a semi-automated flat-bed die cutting production process, using a custom-made pneumatic tool to eject the finished products from the waste web. The controlled production method enabled continuous monitoring of parts for defects and, due to its many automated elements, provided cost savings to the customer.
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