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Beyond Brushed Aluminum | 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang

Posted by Vicky Bowie

 

 

process
Engine Striped Aluminum 

application
50th Anniversary Ford Mustang

challenge
Create a custom machined finish across mating parts in a set

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Topics: Aluminum Trim, Automotive, Mechanical Finishes

Simple. Sporty. Dressed Up Aluminum Trim.

Posted by Vicky Bowie

 

process
Brushed Aluminum
Screen Printed Aluminum

application

2015 Polaris Slingshot

challenge
Dress up interior with aluminum trim

solution

The Design team at Polaris wanted to find a way to incorporate aluminum trim into the interior decoration for their new vehicle. 

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Topics: Aluminum Trim, Brushed Aluminum, Motorcycle, Exterior

Elegant Aluminum Nameplate with Minimal Investment

Posted by Vicky Bowie

 


 

 

 

 

 

process
Etched Aluminum
Brushed  Aluminum

application
Furniture Label

challenge
• Design cost effective branding for premium furniture

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Topics: Brushed Aluminum, case study, Etched, Furniture

Volvo R-Series - Racing Stripe

Posted by Vicky Bowie

 


 


 


 

process
Crimped Aluminum
Engine Striped Aluminum
Screen Printed Aluminum

application
Volvo R-Series Center Console

challenge
Develop interior finish to mimic exterior racing stripe

solution

Working directly with the Volvo Design Group, our Wales, UK Design team developed a sporty finish, taking a classic exterior racing stripe and placing it inside the car. 

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Topics: Aluminum, Aluminum Trim, Automotive, Mechanical Finishes

Consistent Decoration Across Component Parts

Posted by Vicky Bowie

process
Embossed Aluminum 
Screen Print

application
Oroscoptic Dental Loupe 

challenge
Consistent decoration across multiple component parts and different product colors

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Topics: Aluminum, Texture, Embossing, Medical Equipment, case study

Cell Phone Pad

Posted by Vicky Bowie

process
Brushed aluminum
Aluminm in-mold  
Chemical Etch

application
Cadillac Escalade 

challenge
•Upgrade look of existing rubber mat in console armrest by integrating aluminum and plastic trim into one component

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Topics: Automotive, Brushed Aluminum, Aluminum In-mold, Etched, Materials and Processes

One Carrier for Three Authentic Materials

Posted by Kelly Kjos


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Topics: Aluminum Trim, Automotive, Brushed Aluminum

Victory Motorcycle Badge

Posted by Kelly Kjos


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Topics: Motorcycle, Embossing

Machined Aluminum Trim | Dodge Charger

Posted by Kelly Kjos

 

process
Aluminum In-mold
Machined Edge
Engine Turn

application
Dodge Charger shifter bezel

challenge

• develop a cost-effective option for creating a crisp mating edge on aluminum trim

solution

Machined aluminum trim offers several advantages in part design. Key benefits in look and functionality are:

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Topics: Automotive, Aluminum In-mold, case study

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Posted by Kelly Kjos

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Topics: Aluminum, Automotive, Aluminum In-mold, Customization

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The Identity Solutions Blog is a series of case studies covering aluminum and plastic trim and nameplates.

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