Stamped Metal Parts for the Automotive Industry
From fuel delivery systems to airbag components, stamped metal parts can be found in almost every system of automotive vehicles.
What unifies these disparate stamped metal parts in the automotive industry is the focus on quality — a quality that only metal stamping specialists like Engineering Specialties Inc. (ESI) can ensure.
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Cable Crimp Sleeve Bracket
A crimp sleeve bracket designed to fasten a cable to the pillar sheet metal.
Pyrotechnic Seat Belt Pretensioner
Drawn parts designed to absorb the force of the pyrotechnic seat belt pretensioner.
Cold Formed and Stamped Spacers
Manufactured in various sizes and thicknesses for use with fasteners to establish optimal assembly distance. Used in many auto applications, including seat belt anchors.
Push Nut Fasteners
Locking push nut fasteners for keeping bolts and screws contained prior to final assembly.
Formed and Turned Pins and Screws
Small pins, self-clinching and thread forming fasteners for various applications, including the seat belt buckle housing.
Multiple components within the steering wheel from complete horn switches to backcover fasteners.
Thread Forming Screws For Switches and Covers
Fasteners for attaching switches and covers to magnesium, aluminum, and plastic substrates.
Horn Plate Fastener
Guide bolts for thread forming in light metals with cushioning washers for horn plates and switches.
Auto Electronic Fasteners
Thread forming or conventionally threaded fasteners for auto electronic applications, including light metal and plastic housings.
- Cable Crimp Sleeve Bracket
- Pyrotechnic Seat Belt Pretensioner
- Cold Formed and Stamped Spacers
- Seat Belt Anchor Nuts and Bolts
- Push Nut Fasteners
- Formed Turned Pins and Screws
- Steering Wheel
- Horn Springs
- Thread Forming Screws For Switches and Covers
- Horn Plate Fastener
- Auto Electronic Fasteners
- Horn Switch Parts
Stamped brackets used in many applications, including supporting the airbag fabric for fastening to sheet metal.
Airbag Cover Tether Restraint
This tether provides secondary restraint for the airbag cover, made from two stamped eyelets crimped to the length of the aircraft cable.
Key FOB Screws
Miniature screws as small as M1.6 designed for thread forming in plastics and light metals.
ESI’s dedication to quality is built into our processes from the ground up. Our state-of-the-art metal stamping facility is fully IATF 16949:2016 certified, and we apply a disciplined Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) approach based on the regimented demands of the automotive parts industry.
A provider for automotive suppliers for nearly 30 years, ESI understands that your needs extend beyond manufacturing. Stamped parts are just one component of your complex assembly, which is why we also specialize in automated assembly.
Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers perform close inspections on all received assemblies and subassemblies. Quality-based rejections, depending on severity and quantity, can cause significant downtime, expedited freight, or customer line-down situations.
ESI’s automated assembly capabilities offer a solution to avoiding these quality missteps.. Our team of highly skilled engineers can design and build custom automated assembly machines for virtually any assembled part. Our vision equipped automated assembly machines ensure defect-free shipments.
Vision Inspection Technology
One of the primary components of our assembly machines is vision inspection technology. In fact, almost everything that we produce at ESI, from simple stamped parts to complex assemblies, can be inspected in this way.
The automated vision inspection technology employed at ESI, which can be seamlessly integrated into automated assembly processes, uses high definition cameras and cutting edge software to inspect parts for a dozen or more pre-programmed dimensions and specifications. Inspection of each part takes only milliseconds, allowing for full-run quality control checks that don’t harm lead times.
Proven Track Record
ESI maintains industry-leading tolerances — as tight as +/-.001” (.025 mm) for stamping and .0002” (.005 mm) for machining — and high-speed, large volume production capabilities, allowing us to process orders over 150 million pieces a year.
These capabilities, combined with our unwavering dedication to quality, have made ESI a highly selected metal stamper in the automotive industry. Our successful automotive manufacturing projects include:
- Airbag retention bracket
- Other airbag components
- Steering wheel assemblies
- Cable clamps and tubes
- Tether anchors
- Grounding straps
- Piston assemblies
- Horn switches
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