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Automotive Lighting Injection Molding at Global Plastics

Lens parts on conveyor
There are many injection molding service providers who manufacture a wide range of plastic parts and components for the automotive industry. Fewer molders, however, provide custom molded plastic parts for automotive lighting. Whether it’s traditional lighting or newer automotive LED plastics, the approach we take at Global Plastics leverages our decades of experience, cutting-edge technology, and collaborative process for the delivery of high-quality plastic lenses to your North American automotive manufacturing plant or automotive supplier in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Global Plastics: Experts and Technologies for Project Success

Injection molding services at Global Plastics for automotive lighting applications are backed by three key factors for success: Our people’s expertise, our technologies, and our processes. Founded in 1992, we’ve assembled a team of expert engineers, designers, machine operators, and project managers whose combined experience in injection molding is staggering.

On the technology front, we’ve assembled a fleet of 70+ top-notch NISSEI injection molding machines ranging from 40 tons all the way up to 1,000 tons of clamping pressure. We are ISO 9001 certified for quality management and use a collaborative approach with each customer client to get the desired results from every project.

We use up-to-date project management software to plan and coordinate the workflow of your project through our facilities. You’ll have the ability to track progress throughout the entire process. Assigned project managers provide monitoring and can update you however often you want to hear about the status of your project. Updating can also take place via email messages to include digital photos of the mold and a Gantt chart to help you track project milestones.

Vehicle Illumination and Plastic Injection Molding

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There are both exterior and interior automotive lighting applications that are all best accomplished with lenses, covers, and housings created through the plastic injection molding manufacturing process, including the following:

  • Headlight (headlamp)
  • Taillight
  • Fog light
  • Turn signal (indicator)
  • Reflector
  • Side marker
  • High-mount stop light
  • Reverse light
  • Brake light
  • Dome light
  • Instrumentation light

Each molded plastic lens can be created from a resin to meet color and optical specifications, typically including transparent, red, and amber or yellow. Of course, many of these lighting categories are now making use of LED lamps. The LED lenses don’t need to meet the more stringent plastic lens requirements needed for more traditional maps that produce substantial amounts of heat, however, the industry is continually pushing the boundaries of lens performance. Temperature and clarity are always a factor that must be carefully considered when developing product specifications for automotive lighting and choosing the right plastic resin. Common resin choices for automotive lighting include polycarbonate and acrylic, though a variety of formulations are possible with each resin depending on product requirements. Molds used to create clear automotive lighting components are highly polished and require special care to keep them in top shape.

Global Plastics Injection Molding Services

We’ve built a reputation for excellence not only in product quality, but also in customer service. From the time we first meet with a client through developing the product design, prototyping, and production, our approach and process is based on mutual trust and collaboration. You’ll know what’s happening at every stage of the project.

Global Plastics also offers a full-service, in-house tooling department, which means you can avoid the hassles and headaches of working with multiple service providers for your automotive lighting injection molding needs. We partner with you from start to finish on each plastic injection molding project to keep it moving forward quickly and efficiently, which saves you both time and money. Get in touch through the contact us form on our website to learn more about how Global Plastics can meet your automotive lighting injection molding needs.

Global Plastics holds IATF 16949 certification for quality injection molded components and assemblies in the automotive supply chain.
Our ISO 13485 certification ensures quality in the manufacture of injection molded components and assemblies for the medical device industry.

Global Plastics has Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification for manufacturing food packaging materials and plastic molded food closures.