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Blow Molded Automotive Parts Are a Smart Way To Go

The transportation market has been changing quite a bit, and blow-molded plastic parts are becoming important for several reasons. For one thing, blow-molding services costs less and the process of creating parts with it is much cheaper than other manufacturing processes, like thermoforming or rotational molds. Blow molded automotive parts are more durable and less expensive to make.

The Benefits of Using Blow Molding for Automotive Parts

Blow molding produces parts with greater impact and structural integrity. It is ideal for all types of pipes and vent ducts, because it can handle almost any detail of geometry and automatically fills any voids between components. Parts made in this manner for the transport industry are used in most modern vehicles, such as step entry plates, handles, gas tanks, vent hoses, and other OEM parts.

Experience Counts

Western Case are specialists in custom made blow molded HVAC duct parts and full assemblies. Western has long experience with tooling, engineering design, and production of HVAC ducts. Blow molding saves them time in production and the materials are less expensive, as well. They have produced the following components:

  • Headliner Ducts
  • IP Ducts
  • Floor Ducts
  • Seating Ducts
  • Console Ducts
  • SWD Ducts

Western Case is a company that manufactures air intake parts with blow molding. These components include the following:

  • Clean Air Ducts & Assemblies
  • Resonators & Tuners
  • Injection Molded Cuffs, Bellows, and Ports
  • DEF Tanks

DEF or Urea systems are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce diesel exhaust fumes. Actually, these systems also increase fuel economy, so truck manufacturers welcome them.

Why should I use blow molding to produce parts?

Blow molding is a molding process that uses air pressure. Soft plastic molds are inflated to form parts of the case, a container or an automotive part. This technique is quite popular, as there are many advantages in using blow molding.

Blow Molded Automotive Parts

In the automotive industry alone, blow molded automotive parts are the latest trend. Here are three major reasons why you should use blow molding to produce parts of either a custom-made container or an automotive part.

Benefits of Having Blow Mold Plastic Parts Manufactured

1.    It is cost effective. To blow mold plastic parts of any object or vehicular part will not cost you so much.

Why?

The tools and die casts are priced lower. Plus, the procedure itself is simple that the skilled manpower is not required.

When one has the preform already, manufacturing the body parts is almost automatic. The machine will do most of the work. Even blow molded automotive parts are affordable.

The price can vary because of the following:

a.    The materials that you will use. The most commonly used is polymer. This material is more expensive compared to other materials such as polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyethylene terephthalate.
b.    The complexity of the design and shape.
c.    The number of pieces that you need. The more of the same part that you order, the cheaper it is.
d.    The time of delivery. Additional charges will apply to rushed jobs.
e.    Location of the delivery. There are certain parts in the country where delivery is free of charge. But, in some remote areas, normal delivery charges will apply.

2.    It is easy to do. Whether it is a blow molded plastic parts of the case or container or blow molded automotive parts of any vehicles, everything is doable. Nothing is complicated with this process. Even complex or irregular shapes can be accommodated. Also, one-piece construction is possible with this process. You do not need to make two separate items and connect the two later.

That is why this is the perfect process to produce parts of any object or any automotive part that you need. When you have the proper measurement and designs, the manufacturing of the product can be completed within several hours. Plus, if there are revisions needed, minor alterations will be done, and the process will resume.

3.    Would you believe that the blow molded plastic parts outperform its metal counterparts in a high-speed impact test? Experiments and results revealed that these blow molded plastic parts survive better than any metal in a given situation where great impact to the finished product might occur.

You can trust your fragile and delicate items to be protected in blow molded carrying cases as these are less prone to breakage and damage during untoward incidences. The ESCR (environmental stress crack resistance) of these items are graded as excellent.

Contact Us for Blow Molded Plastic Parts

Use blow molding to produce parts that you need, today. Doing so will benefit you financially and at the same time, your needs of an object or vehicular parts, will be met with lesser effort, stress, and time.

Contact Western Case at 877-593-2182 of email us at info@westerncase.com to find out more information about how we help you with blow molding.

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