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Aesthetic finishing parts for the automotive sector: Cockpit.

At OSF we manufacture Cockpit parts, such as button covers, ashtray supports or screen supports with degrees of texturization required by our customers.

What is a vehicle cockpit for?OSF SalpicaderoPieza

A cockpit is the internal front part of a car, where the controls and gauges, such as the instrument panel, radio, climate control system, etc., are located.

Automobile cockpits are usually made of a variety of materials. 

Some of the most common materials include high quality plastics. These materials are chosen for their durability, resistance to sunlight and wear, as well as their ability to maintain their attractive appearance over time.

Cockpit: Technical materials

The most commonly used materials are ABS, ABS-PC are two very common materials in the manufacture of automobile cockpits. 

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) is known for its impact resistance, durability and ability to maintain its shape over a wide range of temperatures. 

On the other hand, ABS-PC (polycarbonate/acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) combines the properties of ABS with those of polycarbonate, making it even stronger and able to withstand more extreme conditions.

Both materials are popular in the automotive industry due to their strength, durability and ability to be molded into complex shapes, making them ideal for the manufacture of cockpit and other automotive interior parts.

In addition, materials such as PP (polypropylene), PS (polystyrene) or PC (polycarbonate) are also used for the manufacture of cockpit parts. 

The selection of the material for each type of part is very important to achieve the expected finish and the requirements of the assembly.

Aesthetic finish for the cockpit: texturing

Texturing is a process by which a specific texture is given to the surface of a material, such as plastic, in order to improve its appearance and functionality. Texturing is a finish commonly employed on cockpit parts.

This finish can be applied through different methods, such as plastic injection with textured molds. Texturing can provide a pleasant appearance and tactile feel, as well as helping to reduce reflections and disguise possible imperfections.

The use of texturing on cockpit parts is not only for aesthetic purposes, but can also improve the durability and wear resistance of the surface, which is important given the constant exposure to sunlight, dust and daily use that a car's dashboard experiences.

At OSFplastic we manufacture cockpit parts such as: button covers, ashtray holders or screen holders.

IATF 16949 Certification: Commitment to Quality and Continuous Improvement

Since 2010, OSF has been certified to IATF 16949, a globally recognized standard in the automotive industry.

We undergo annual audits to ensure that we maintain this prestigious certification. 

These audits not only ensure our compliance with established requirements, but also drive efficiency and foster continuous improvement in our processes.

Our commitment to quality and excellence is reflected in every stage of our operation, ensuring that we deliver the highest quality products and services to our customers.