As the electric vehicle (EV) market nears the tipping point, speed to market is more important than ever. Rapid advancements in EV technology are keeping designs in flux longer in order to incorporate the latest features, and as a result, manufacturers are relying on their suppliers to be more responsive than ever to their changing needs.
The excitement and fast pace of the EV market is not without its challenges. Lower volumes limit the appeal of some traditional manufacturing methods such as plastic injection molding. At a time when weight is of greater concern than ever, and complex over-molded plastic parts offer a solution, tooling and lead times are often prohibitive for prototype and low-volume components needed to support these programs.
Zatkoff Seals & Packings is proven to be up to the challenge posed by plastics in the EV market. They have successfully supported manufacturer demand with fast turnaround of both prototype and low-volume production of over-molded plastic components. Fully sourced or with customer-supplied inserts, they mold finished components with shorter lead times and reasonable tooling costs.
Zatkoff Seals and Packings has developed cost-effective options to support prototype and low-volume production plastic components to meet the growing needs of the EV market.