The Driving Force Behind Automotive Interior Kinematics

It is no secret that the exterior and interior design of vehicles has gone through a multitude of modifications and transformations. As a species, we have seen it all – from the Flintstones Flintmobile/Cavemobile to now electric vehicles and self-driving cars. All jokes aside, what we do know and continue to learn about vehicles and automobiles over the past 100 years has influenced modern-day performance and comfort.

As automotive breakthroughs continue to come forth, there has been a societal change in our everyday driving experience. For interior design, people want simplicity. Less car clutter, more hidden features, and storage. Fewer nobs, buttons, and dials, more digital controls. Driving is no longer only about getting from point A to point B; it is about comfortability and the experience itself.

The reality of it is, as vehicle controls and consoles change – the spring is not going anywhere. That’s where Vulcan comes into the picture. On average, Vulcan Spring manufacturers close to a million automotive springs each year.

Our springs play a critical role in the optimization of many of these automotive applications:

  • Cup holders
  • Glove boxes
  • Shift covers
  • Console sliding mechanisms
  • Overhead storage bins
  • Pop-up monitor mechanisms
  • Door latch systems
  • Electric drivetrain

From tape springs to twin springs, our capabilities and services don’t stop there. We also design and manufacture power and clock springs for torque applications. By taking a collaborative, transparent approach to design for manufacturing, we engineer solutions that optimize interior kinematics, drive out unnecessary costs, and align with our client’s overarching goals. Our responsive team and extensive supply base help meet your clients’ needs for fast turnaround and speed to market.

With over 50 years of serving the automotive industry, we know that there is always room for growth. Vulcan is currently in the process of assessing the benefits of acquiring International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949 to meet quality management standards and increase our customers’ satisfaction.

By the end of the day, we hope that our unseen springs play a role in your enjoyable driving experience.

By Laura Jean Null & Jon Racis

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