Plastic: Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes!
When we think of parts for the automotive industry we often think of large prominent components which we see every day while driving - door handles, dashboards, and switches - but the plastic injection molding industry supplies much more than that.
A perfect example can be seen at market leader NS KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK - CZ. A part of the EU-based ADIS AUTOMOTIVE GROUP it produces tens of millions of pieces each year which are actually relatively small. Ranging from just a few tenths of a gram up to a few grams per piece, this scale of production requires many dedicated injection molding machines running non-stop to meet demand.
Whether it be for the valves critical to the smooth functioning of hydraulic systems in automatic car transmissions, minute connectors, or living hinges for elsewhere in the body of the car, NS-K produces a vast array of parts that we could very easily take for granted given their size.
Supplied to customers globally, the unique ability to ensure the perfection of these tiny parts lies within the “Poka Yoke” approach that is taken during design and production. Simply a Japanese term that means "mistake-proofing" or "inadvertent error prevention" - this solution of a square plug for a square hole and a round plug for a round hole is used extensively in the assembly line, guaranteeing quality even in miniature!
As a key supplier to the automotive industry, as well as the construction and heavy machinery industry at the absolute opposite end of the scale in terms of the enormity of parts, NS-K knows firsthand how the superiority of an end product relies on precise, quality production, and knows that plastic can truly be not only versatile but beautiful in all its forms.
Ready to find out more? Or see for yourself what production looks like? Get in touch to arrange a site tour at NS_K!