Automotive Mar 20, 2022

Setting New Standards for Performance, Safety and Efficiency

We recognize the need for newer improved standards of performance, safety and efficiency in the automotive industry, which is why we continue to explore how our digital manufacturing solutions can help arrest the challenges of making vehicles and mobility components alike. By leveraging our on-demand production services like 3D printing, Urethane casting and CNC machining, we have helped many clients transit into more efficient supply chain operations and better inventory management. Our material validation expertise and extensive material options have helped both Gas and Electric Vehicle Manufacturers take advantage of super materials with excellent strength-to-weight ratios deliver cleaner, safer and more-energy efficient drivetrains and automobiles. Our automotive team is adept at Design for manufacturing evaluation across prototyping, engineering, design and production validation testing and mass production stages. Interested in what we can do for you? Click here to get in touch with us now!

High Quality Automotive Prototyping and Production Parts

Firstmold Automotive manufacturing is revved up for making functional and qualitative parts that will transform the entire automobile and driving experience for a wide range of applications. Our prototyping solutions like 3D Printing and Urethane casting has bolstered supply chains across early stage prototyping to proof of functionality and exemplary visual models just before tooling and mass production. Our high-precision service like CNC machining has optimized automotive development by providing manufacturing line fixtures, rapid prototyping and just-in-time/on-demand fabrication of OEM parts, spares and components for varying uses in the industry. From building simple, more efficient Gas cars, Electric Vehicles and Trucks to making performance-oriented Sport vehicles and automobiles, Firstmold continues to avail all clients and partners a seamless transition into a new age of automotive solutions with massive customization and energy efficiency options to deliver a truly unique driving experience.

Improved Inventory and Spare Part Management

Our 3D printing services are capable of making quality spare parts of OEM standards as well as replacement parts for obsolete or older model classic vehicles. With the on-demand capabilities of CNC machining, our clients are able to save inventory and warehousing costs for spares and components, knowing that emergency parts can be made in as quick as 24 hours with SLM metal 3D Printing and CNC machining services.

Why You Should Work with Us

· High Dimensional Accuracy and Tolerances

At Firstmold, we can machine automotive parts and components with tolerances as tight as +0.0005”, delivering up to 10 times the precision and tolerances that other service providers avail you.

· Shorter leadtimes to gain market edge

Got tight deadlines? Looking to beat the competition? Our in-house capacity and team of experts can help you reduce cycle times by up to 50 percent.

· Supply Chain Agility

Our on-demand solutions and low-volume production services are adept for addressing emergency downtimes, just-in-time supplies and part recalls/replacement on tight schedules.

· DFM Analysis

We offer hands-on design-for-manufacturing analysis, helping our clients explore potential causes of failures, design inconsistencies, avenues for cost efficiency, improved safety and performance optimization in automotive component design for better yield and results.

· Excellent and Transparent Quality Control

Our quality control process is rigorous and consistent. We have relevant ISO certifications like 9001:2015, 14001 and AS9100D, and we provide our clients with certificates of conformity, material certifications and advanced inspection reports.

· Finishing and Mass Customization

Choose from a variety of highly cosmetic and functional finishes to augment the look, feel and performance of your stock high-end automotive parts. We also use 3D printing to deliver customized parts tailored to custom orders and special edition vehicles.

Top Automotive Manufacturing Applications



3D Printing (SLS, SLA & SLM)

High-res Functional Prototypes, First Stage Prototypes for Concept Validation, Look-alike Visual Prototypes, Custom part production

Polyurethane Vacuum Casting

Component Functionality test before Tooling Investments, Automotive components with high cosmetic finishes

CNC Machining

High precision parts for strength and functionality testing, Appearance validation and surface finish evaluation, Bridge production quantities, High precision end-use parts, Manufacturing line fixtures, Custom part designs.

Injection Molding

Production of end-use plastic parts for motor vehicles for interior and exterior components

What we can make for You

· Car seats, frames and comfort components

· Center consoles and Instrument panels

· Dashboard, Headliners and Overhead consoles

· Fascia

· Bumpers and Grills

· Splitters, Spoilers, Skirts and Lips

· Hood Scoops

· Fuel systems

· Steering Wheels

· Electronic Mirrors

· Headlights, Lamps and Interior and Exterior Lighting Systems

· Hinges and Brackets

· Exhaust Pipes and Mufflers

· Wheel Liners

· Battery Covers

· Complete Automobile Chassis

· Engine and Drivetrain Components

· Gearbox Parts and Drive Axles

· Radiators, HVAC and Heat exchange Components

Our Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

· CNC Machining Services

Our CNC machining options are ideal for low-volume, high-precision medical prototyping and production. Machining services like milling, turning and drilling allow us to fabricate complex 3D shapes and geometries into automotive equipment with excellent dimensional accuracy and 10 times tighter tolerances than standard production operations.

· Injection Molding Services

Injection molding allows for cost-efficient production of functional end-use plastic parts to suit the varying needs of the automotive industry. Injection-molded parts have high repeatability and consistency, and can be finished in an extensive number of ways to give your parts a clean, refreshing look.

· 3D Printing Services

Make on-demand prototypes and custom OEM parts of for idea testing, proof of concept, and direct end use. Our 3D printing services affords us excellent geometric freedom that allows us deliver any design in plastic or metal parts to meet custom and standard automotive manufacturing requirements.

· Polyurethane Vacuum Casting Services

Vacuum casting is one of the best solutions for making flexible parts and prototypes. At Firstmold, we have a variety of elastomers and plastic-like parts to make small batches of components with excellent cosmetic finishes for automotive applications. Vacuum casting also has a quick lead time of around 48 hours and is more affordable than alternative prototyping and low-volume production methods.

Material Options for Automotive Applications

· Nylon

· Engineering Thermoplastics – POM, PE, PC, ABS, PVC, PP, PA, PS

· Liquid Silicone Rubber

· Aluminum

· Steel Alloys

· Composite Materials

Available Finishes for Automotive Parts and Components

· Anodizing

· Sanding & Polishing

· Electroplating

· Passivation

· Insert Installation

· Powder Coating

· Painting/Spray painting

· Tinting/Dyeing

· Overmolding

Trusted by You and a Robust Client Base

· Autonomous Vehicle Sensors

· OEM Part Manufacturers

· Electric Vehicle Companies

· Electric Bike & Scooter Companies

· Infotainment System Providers

· Commercial Vehicles

· Sport Vehicles

· Automotive Manufacturing Lines

· OEM Vehicle Assembly Parts

· 3rd Party Vehicle Parts/Aftermarket Custom Part Providers

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