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Hybrid sub-assemblies

Hybrid Assemblies: The Perfect Combination of Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Innovative Assemblies

Hybrid assemblies represent an exciting advancement in assembly manufacturing. They offer the ability to combine various materials and manufacturing processes to create innovative and customized solutions. In this article, you’ll discover more about the advantages and applications of hybrid assemblies, as well as the different manufacturing processes involved.

What Are Hybrid Assemblies?

Hybrid assemblies are assemblies composed of a combination of two or more materials and manufacturing processes. This allows for leveraging the benefits of different materials and optimally tailoring the properties of the assembly. Examples of material combinations include metal and plastic or metal and metal.

Advantages of Hybrid Assemblies

The use of hybrid assemblies offers numerous advantages. By selecting the right material combination, assemblies with optimal material properties can be produced. For instance, the tactile advantages of silicone can be utilized while plastic offers weight advantages. Additionally, hybrid assemblies enable complex shapes and open up new design possibilities.

Another advantage of hybrid assemblies is the flexibility in manufacturing. By combining different manufacturing processes such as stamping, forming, welding, and assembly, assemblies with varying requirements can be produced. This allows for customized manufacturing that meets individual customer needs.

Applications of Hybrid Assemblies

Hybrid assemblies find applications across various fields. An example is snap-in bushing assemblies, where springs and bushings are connected. These assemblies, for instance, find use in vehicle interiors. By combining metal and plastic, components can be created that are both tactilely appealing and functional.

Another application example is wire and metal stamping parts with overmolding. Here, wire or metal stamping parts are overmolded with different plastics or silicones. This allows the creation of assemblies with optimal properties such as temperature durability and acoustics.

Manufacturing Processes of Hybrid Assemblies

The manufacturing of hybrid assemblies requires specialized manufacturing processes and machinery. Common processes include stamping, forming, embedding, welding, screwing, riveting, and assembly. These processes enable the combination of different materials and the creation of complex shapes.

The production of hybrid assemblies is done either on special machines or tool-bound. Depending on the material and requirements, assemblies can be manufactured in various strip thicknesses and widths. For smaller batch sizes, manual assembly is conducted, while automated production is aimed for larger quantities.

Hybrid Assembly Mounting

In addition to spring production, we specialize in the manufacture of hybrid assemblies. Our portfolio includes the combination of two or more manufacturing stages or materials, such as metal and plastic or metal and metal.

Manufacturing on Special Machines or Tool-Bound

We produce the parts you desire either tool-bound or on special machines. We manufacture complex shapes and assembly parts in strip thicknesses ranging from 0.10 to 3.00 mm and up to 100 mm in width—dependent on the material.

Our offered manufacturing processes include: stamping, forming, embedding, welding, screwing, riveting, and assembly. We handle assembly for small batch sizes manually, while automated assembly according to your preferences is carried out for larger quantities.

All technical springs are produced upon request in smaller batch sizes. Special packaging is available for all products. With our in-house toolmaking and as your development partner, we also offer individual development work for you.

  • Plastic and Silicone Overmolding
  • Wire and Metal Stamping Parts with Overmolding

The manufacturing scope of hybrid assemblies also includes the overmolding of wire or metal stamping parts with various plastics or silicones.

Manufacturing with Optimal Material Properties

To equip the desired brake element with optimal properties, we utilize temperature durability and the tactile advantages of silicone, alongside the weight advantages of plastic, in these material combinations. Typically, these are highly complex manufacturing processes that take place in conjunction, and automation is pursued.

All technical springs are produced upon request in smaller batch sizes. Special packaging is available for all products. With our in-house toolmaking and as your development partner, we also offer individual calculations for you.

Here’s a detailed overview of the machine parameters of our injection molding machines.

  • Snap-In Bushing Assemblies
  • Bushing Assemblies with Metal and Plastic

Bushing assemblies, which involve the connection of springs and bushings, are part of the portfolio of hybrid components. They are used in various application areas—such as the interiors of diverse automobiles.

Customized Manufacturing in Various Processes

When manufacturing your snap-in bushing assemblies, we combine metal and plastic using various processes, which can be individually determined based on the task and material. The combination of plastic and metal brings together advantageous properties concerning touch, acoustics, and functionality into a customized component.

All technical springs are produced upon request in smaller batch sizes. Special packaging is available for all products. With our in-house toolmaking and as your development partner, we also offer individual calculations for you.

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