Custom Molded Brace

For the trucking industry

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.

Project Specifications

Custom molded brace

Product Name:


Product Description:

Bracket to hold on aerodynamic truck skirting

Capabilities Applied:


  • Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)


  • Punching

Equipment Used:

RIM press & 4 cavity mold
Punch press & 2-up trim fixture

Overall Part Dimensions:

Length: 5.5″
Width: 24″

Tightest Tolerances:


Material Used:

Telene DCPD Resin

In process testing/inspection performed:

Hole Size Dimension Measurement
100% visual – no voids allowed


Trucking – Heavy Truck aftermarket parts


600,000 per year

Delivery / Turnaround Time:

Approximately 10 weeks

Standards Met:

Low weight, stiffness and flex strength testing, universal slot pattern