Foaming molds for steering wheels

STEERING WHEEL MOLDS

STEERING WHEEL FOAMING MOLDS

Long-lasting and custom-made

It was back in 1894 when Alfred Vacheron was able to revolutionize the automotive field by introducing a better alternative to the outdated  tiller that was being used in the earliest car: the wheel.

Originally, the steering wheel was composed of an internal steel structured wrapped in a wood casing; with the introduction of polyurethane the manufacturing process has changed significantly, allowing for much faster processes as well as tougher, more durable and safer products.

Every single detail is taken care of during the design stage to make sure that the foaming process is as efficient as possible, especially when producing molds with interior components that have to be printed together with polyurethane and require a previous feasibility consideration.

Our steering wheel foaming tools are designed to ensure top-level precision and toughness, with a special focus on high durability when it comes to molds made for high-production volumes.

Starting from either an aluminum or a forged block, we focus on manufacturing high efficiency molds that are compliant with the strictest acceptability criteria.

As further proof of our commitment, every single mold that comes out of our factory comes with a 3D dimensional report, perfectly compliant with all the tolerances requested.

Our long-time experience in this specific sector allows us to manufacture resin masters for final product testing, an additional check to make sure everything is going according to the project.

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QUALITY TESTS

NON DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

On each mould made Elledi implements NDT: a set of analysis and testing techniques that allow to check the internal structure, integrity, welding defects and surface cracks of a product.

DIMENSIONAL REPORT

Thanks to the use of ATOS Core, a high resolution 3D optometric scanner, we scan and inspect all molds ensuring their compliance with the project specifications.

FINISHES

WELDING

High quality welding  is performed by our  skilled and experienced operators.

THERMAL TREATMENT

Should the project require it, thermal treatment is carried out by our external partners.

POLISHING

The CNC-worked surfaces are flattened and refined through manual polishing.

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