Screen printed aluminum
Mustang Shelby Interior Trim
• Align finish across multiple parts in vehicle
Ford color and trim designers developed the aluminum finish dialing in the size and spacing of the dots. The interior trim in the vehicle included eight aluminum components, five of which featured this finish and mated up to each other. The geometric finish meant the success of the program was dependent on the ability to have the finish flow seamlessly from part to part. Exact placement of the finish was achieved through a print development. Print development involved screen printing the finish and forming the aluminum in production tools. Trials were evaluated for placement of dots and artwork was adjusted. The process was repeated until the exact placement of the finish was achieved.