One-Shot® A Pillar Bicolor
Here is the method that allows you to produce a Bicolor A Pillar in two different colours, in just 70 seconds and in a single process.
As you continue to read this page, you will discover how the One-Shot® method has revolutionized the Bicolor A Pillar by offering:
- production of the component in a single phase and in a single production area
- 70 seconds cycle time
- A monolithic piece made lighter
Read until the end, you will also find out about the exclusive gift that we have prepared for you!
But why is this method so revolutionary?
With the traditional method: e
Components are made in two moulds, with two machines, one weighing 100-ton and the other 300-ton, and two press operators. Another worker is in charge of joining the two pieces, through the ultrasonic welding machine.
This part of the traditional process is still manual and this affects component costs and lead times.
With the traditional method:
Components are joined mechanically: they are produced separately and then placed one on top of one another.
This could cause joining issues during the assembly and small aesthetic imperfections, which may be visible fornon-experts, too.
With the traditional method
It is necessary to overlap the two components and create pegs that are eventually melted.
The monolithic part is very heavy. This procedure creates a component that is not aligned with the Horizon 2020 standards.
One day, however, a group of engineers within SAPA began to get together to find a solution to these problems, in a top-secret department called “Innovation Engineering”.
Within this department, the engineers worked day and night to shake up the automotive market.
That’s how the revolutionary One-Shot® process came to be!
3 moulds, dependence on external suppliers, 2 processes (moulding + injection).
- 1 single process
- 1 single component
- 1 single press stroke
Here is the One-Shot® Bicolor A Pillar
And the “pleasant consequences” are manifold:
components will be lighter
thus improving the dynamics and stability of the car
component is ready in just 70 seconds
thus saving time during production.
The monolith does not require manual assembly phase
thus reducing the number of rejects and – consequently – the environmental impact.
But this is not all
The ONE-SHOT® Bicolor A Pillar has already been industrialized and used by Jeep on the Renegade model, but the same procedure can be replicated on other models.
The paper Sole 24 ore also spoke about the ONE-SHOT® Method!
If you’ve read so far… we’ve prepared a gift for you!
We wanted to give you a real feel of the One-Shot® Method. So, you can receive a wow box conveniently at your office. Inside you will find:
- the actual part;
- the paper report on all the technical steps that will decrease the cost and weight of all your parts;
- And a tasty gift for you to enjoy while you read all the documentation.