Finisher Passenger Side

Development & Production

To meet the requirements of the vehicle’s interior design, GF Casting Solutions provided strong support for the feasibility of the part, so that the surface of the component remains as smooth as possible. Strong collaboration with the customer was key to define the proper coating process and to exchange new ideas, which allowed GF to enforce its role as strong development partner. The final magnesium component is produced in Austria.

Challenges & Special Features

The finisher passenger side is mounted directly in front of the driver and passenger and ultimately gets part of the vehicle’s driving experience. It has a special meaning to GF: it is the first component ever, which is visible in the vehicle's interior. To ensure that the part has a smooth surface finish, free from any cracking or impurities, GF works very precisely and ensures optimal workflows. The component integrates many connection points to its surroundings, such as airbags, nagivation display, or the globe compartment, which ultimately saves time, material, labor, and energy for the installation.

“The Finisher Passenger side is the largest visible part that GF supplies. Due to its central position in the cockpit, the quality requirement is particularly high here. The powder coating is not only a surface protection but also a design element.”

Johann Peter Buchriegler
Project manager

Highlights

  • Lightweight component weighing only 1.1 kg
  • First visible magnesium interior part produced by GF Casting Solutions

Features

Customer Jaguar Land Rover
Vehicle  Defender
Process Magnesium high-pressure die-casting
Material  MgAl6Mn
Weight 1.1 kg 
Value Chain Casting, trimming, powder coating

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