Automotive

Automotive Parts

Viper featuring Composite parts from MFGMFG’s association with composites for automobiles goes back to the 1950’s. In fact, MFG pioneered mass-production of fiberglass automobile panels with General Motors’ famous 1953 Corvette.

Today MFG is focused on leveraging the intrinsic qualities of composites for advanced structural and under-the-hood components. Our ability to develop new, advanced material formulas to meet specific objectives gives you access to cutting edge technology on a flexible outsource basis.

Although many processes (namely SMC compression molding) are used for automotive parts, our proprietary PRiME process has become a standard in the industry for structural and quality-critical parts. Using pre-placed reinforcement and various production innovations, PRiME produces lighter, more efficient and sometimes more effective parts.

As a longstanding partner to market leaders in the automotive industry, MFG is resourced and staffed to meet the needs of manufacturers in the areas of quality assurance, JIT delivery and project management.

Our team of engineers is ready to help you add value, improve performance or reduce cost on your project. (LEARN MORE: download the case study examples at bottom of this page under RESOURCES)

Value Added Services
  • Weight/mass Reduction (light weighting)
  • Part Consolidation
  • Engineering and Design Support
  • Best In Class Material Innovation
  • Proto+ Prototyping
  • Professional Project Management Team
  • Plants located across the USA and Mexico enable JIT delivery and minimize transportation expense
  • Material formulation
Quality and Other Certifications
  • ISO0-9001
  • ISO/TS 16949:2009
  • UL-approved flame retardant materials
  • ROHS and EU REACH approved materials
Exterior Panels
  • Tulip Panels
Under Hood Panels
  • Cooling modules covers/panels
  • Battery boxes/covers
  • Engine covers (interior/exterior)
  • Firewalls
Structural
  • Load floors
  • Dash panel assembly
  • Lower plenum assembly
  • Upper plenum assembly
  • Surround (coupe and convertible)
  • Wheelhouse assembly
  • Rear compartment (Underbody)
  • Front fascia
  • Tunnel closeout
Boat Liners
  • Hulls
  • Decks
  • Body panels
  • Load floors

MFG In-Line Sequencing Assembly Capability

Resource Type Description
Mass Reduction With Value-Engineered Composites PDF Light-weighting (mass reduction) using advanced composite materials.
Technical Design Guide for FRP Composite Products and Parts PDF Fiberglass (FRP) composite materials and processes are explained in detail. This design guide outlines various selection criteria with helpful technical data and comparisons to alternative materials.
Guide for Selecting Best FRP Composite Process PDF Guidelines for Selecting the Best FRP Composite Process for Your Project
In-Line Sequencing Assembly Capability at MFG Video Short video that explains and demonstrates MFG's depth of capability and experience in the field of special assembly services for automotive and heavy truck manufacturers. In-line sequencing is showcased in detail.
Case Studies of Innovative Use of Composites for Automobiles PDF Case Studies showing ways that MFG's composites expertise has helped customers innovate and improve their products.
Corvette History by the Generations PDF A profile of each generation of America's Sports Car - the Chevrolet Corvette
iNVENTA™ 74109 Ultra Light SMC Material PDF The ultimate material for mass reduction, featuring a specific gravity under 1.11 (~60% lighter than standard SMC formulations).