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Custom Molded Brace for the Over The Road Industry

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Custom Molded Brace for the Over The Road Industry
Custom Molded Brace for the Over The Road Industry
Custom Molded Brace for the Over The Road Industry
Custom Molded Brace for the Over The Road Industry

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At Ashley Industrial Molding, Inc., we have the specialized expertise for molding strong, lightweight polymer components that support the heavy truck market. We manufactured a large quantity of the V-bracket shown here for holding an aerodynamic truck skirting. In addition to tight tolerance construction, it required the right balance between stiffness and flexibility to bend around a 24" diameter roll without breaking and then return to its original shape.

Utilizing our low pressure RIM equipment and a 4-cavity mold, we manufactured the bracket from Telene® DCPD, an impact, chemical, and heat resistant compound that would provide the low weight, flexure, and durability this component required. Secondary operations consisted of punching and trimming on a 2-up fixture. Measuring 5.5" in length x 24" in width, we achieved accuracies of +0.010"/-0.000" on all dimensions as well as the universal slot patterns. Additional testing confirmed we met the standards for flexural strength.

Current production volume of this V-bracket is 600,000 units annually. If you are interested in learning more about this project or how our strong, lightweight RIM molded parts can benefit your next application, contact us today.

Custom Mold Brace Highlights

Product Name
V-brace
Product Description
Bracket to hold on aerodynamic truck skirting
Capabilities Applied / Processes
Primary:
  • Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
Secondary:
  • Punching
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
RIM press & 4 cavity mold
Punch press & 2-up trim fixture
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 5.5"
Width: 24"
Tightest Tolerances
+0.010"/-0.000"
Material Used
Telene DCPD Resin
In process testing/inspection performed
  • Hole Size Dimension Measurement
  • 100% visual - no voids allowed
Industry for Use
Heavy Truck aftermarket
Volume
600,000 per year
Delivery / Turnaround Time
10 weeks
Standards Met
Low weight, stiffness and flex strength testing, universal slot pattern

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