Tooling For an Automobile Rear Window Trim/Shelf

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Tooling For an Automobile Rear Window Trim/Shelf
Tooling For an Automobile Rear Window Trim/Shelf
Automobile Rear Window Trim
Automobile Rear Window Trim

A company in the automotive industry needed tooling completed for the rear window trim and shelf of an automobile. Snider Mold Company was contracted to employ our state-of-the-art compression tooling with in-mold periphery trim to complete the task. We also built the secondary trim die for optional hydraulic actuated speaker configurations after the molding, demonstrating our advanced equipment and our company's versatility.

Our quality engineering department was engaged for mold design, concept, and product design assistance, using our customer's specifications and 3D CAD models. Our CNC machining was used for milling, drilling, contour cutting, boring, EDM, and 5-axis milling, manufacturing the trim and shelf with P-20 steel. Substrate and cover stock were molded in one shot and trimmed in mold, with the final mold having dimensions of 96" maximum length, 76" maximum width, 45" maximum height, with an estimated tool weight of 24,000 lbs. and tightest tolerances of ± 0.003". In keeping with high quality control and industry standards, first piece inspection and functionality testing were employed throughout the process.

The turnaround time for this project was 18 weeks. To find out more about this project, or to learn about how Snider Mold Company can be your one-stop tooling source for automotive SMC manufacturing, please see the table below or contact us directly

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Highlights of this Automobile Rear Window Trim Shelf Tooling

Automobile Compression Tooling
Tooling Description: Compression Tool with periphery trim for Cover stock / NF Substrate, and Secondary Punch Die.
Engineering Tool Fabrication Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary: Engineering – Mold Designing / Concept / Product Design assistance.
Mold Manufacturing for SMC Process
  • CNC Machining
    • Milling
    • Drilling
    • Contour Cutting
    • Boring
    • EDM
    • 5-Axis Milling
Overall Mold Dimensions
Max Length: 96"
Max Width: 76"
Max Height: 45"
Mold Cavities: 1
Estimated Tool Weight: 24,000 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances
± 0.003" Tooling Tolerance
Material Used
P-20 Steel
Material Finish
SPI Tool Surface Finish
In process testing/inspection performed
1st Piece Inspection, Functionality Testing
Industry for Use
Delivery/Turnaround Time
18 Weeks
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 3D CAD Model
ISO 9001 Certified 
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