A tier-1 automotive interior manufacturer came to us with a need for a spring that would eliminate noise caused by a clicking spring provided by the previous supplier. With production having already begun, we needed to design a spring, secure material and create custom tooling, all while ensuring seamless continued production so the auto manufacturer’s line wouldn’t go down and staying within budget.
Our team, using years of design and engineering expertise, worked with the company to quickly resolve the issue. We had the company send over a complete center console unit so we could pinpoint the issue. Then, we took a collaborative approach to developing a custom constant force spring.
The new constant force spring met the automotive interior manufacturing company’s need, and the quiet spring solution that we provided, is still used in many automobile consoles today.