MFG’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 advanced material formulas that 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 for structural and quality-critical parts. Using pre-placed reinforcement and production innovations, PRIME produces lighter, more efficient parts.
As a longstanding partner to 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. (LEARN MORE: 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
- Professional project management team
- Plants located across the USA and Mexico for JIT delivery and low transportation cost
- Material formulation
Quality and Other Certifications
- ISO/TS 16949:2016
- UL-approved flame retardant materials
- ROHS and REACH approved materials
Under Hood Panels
- Cooling modules covers/panels
- Battery boxes/covers
- Engine covers (interior/exterior)
- Tulip panels
- Load floors
- Dash panel assembly
- Lower plenum assembly
- Upper plenum assembly
- Surround (coupe and convertible)
- Wheelhouse assembly
- Rear compartment (underbody)
- Front fascia
- Tunnel closeout
In-Line Sequencing Assembly Capability at MFG
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.
LCM Process + Preform – MFG PRiME™
Short video explaining MFG's PRiME process (compression molding with pre-placed reinforcement). This composite molding process has become the platinum standard in the automotive, heavy truck and defense industries where light-weight, high reliability components are required.
Light Weight Material
Light weight material floating in water
Guidance for light-weighting (mass reduction) of products using advanced composite materials.
Fiber glass (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.
Case Studies showing ways that MFG's composites expertise has helped customers innovate and improve their products.