To maintain the beauty and functional integrity of your metal automotive trim ornamentation, including sill plates, liftgates, center stacks, steering wheel badges and/or door trim, it is essential to use coatings and/or screen printing inks having superior scuff resistance.
If you think it’s only the exterior of the car that matters, think again! More and more people are shifting their focus to the interior. After all, that’s where we spend our maximum time. Decorative accents and trims breathe a new visual identity into the vehicle, giving it a distinct personality.
Backlit graphic overlays have become one of GMN Automotive’s core competencies. The utilization of backlit graphic overlays within your vehicle can add a dramatic visual effect or distinctive style to the interior environment. Applying the correct backlighting technologies to a graphic overlay ensures the illumination of the graphics and icons meet their design intent even in low-light conditions.
GMN Automotive’s selective mechanical finishing capabilities include brushing, spinning, and texturing. Mechanical finishes are used to create contrast that can increase the perceived value of a part. In this blog, we will discuss the options available when choosing a brushed mechanical finish on metals such as stainless steel.
The various steps and processes that go into developing a product require companies to outsource numerous parts and services from several outside suppliers. Working with multiple suppliers can be challenging and expensive, with inconsistencies in quality standards, lead times, and communication methods.
When General Motors needed to add a sporting enhancement to their footrest and gas pedal, they selected GMN Automotive to supply the decorative stainless steel overlay. GMN Automotive is well-versed in decorative and sporting enhancements and is a trusted brand among the industry’s top car manufacturers.
Alfa Romeo, a car brand of the FCA Group, contracted GM Nameplate (GMN) to manufacture a steering wheel badge containing seven custom colors. When screen printing seven colors that border one another, color deposition registration is essential to ensure the colors do not overlap or gap, thereby changing the visual in the overlapped area or allowing the metal to be visible.
GMN Automotive offers performance-driven coating and ink solutions to protect branding components from the severe environments they are required to endure.
With the introduction of a new European law requiring large trucks to have driver airbags (DAB), existing steering wheel badge constructions no longer comply with the law as they do not have a locking feature. The locking feature secures the decorative badge to the corresponding cover in the event of deployment.
As the content of today’s automotive cockpits contain an ever increasing amount of backlit ornamentation, GMN Automotive capabilities have expanded to support this evolution. GMN Automotive is experienced in providing backlit ornamentation for automotive interiors, including displays and branded sill plates.