Precision Thermoformed ABS Engine Cover for the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Having worked for many years with clients in the automotive industry, it was understandable when a client came to Northern Plastics in need of an engine intake cover for the aftermarket automotive industry. They chose a thermoformed product because it is lightweight and durable. This V8 engine cover was used for the intake of V8 engine and was made by thermoforming ABS/polycarbonate material into the 27.5″ x 24″ x 9″ unit. The cover has a textured finish. It was fabricated, trimmed and assembled using our 3 station thermoformer, 5- axis CNC router and pneumatic adhesive dispenser. Performing visual and dimensional inspections ensured that we fulfilled all the requirements of this client and worked to tightest tolerances of ± .030″.

This thermoformed plastic engine cover project highlighted Northern Plastics ability to innovate for and with our clients to create the best possible solution for their applications. The table below details this engine cover project but if you would like more info please contact us today.

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Primary: Thermoforming
Secondary: CNC Trim
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part3 Station Thermoformer
5 Axis CNC Router
Pneumatic Adhesive Dispenser
Overall Part Dimensions27.5″ x 24″ x 9″
Tightest Tolerances+/- .030Material UsedABS/PolycarbonateMaterial FinishTextured
In process testing/inspection performedVisual Inspection
Dimensional Inspection
Industry for UseAftermarket Automotive IndustryVolumeProduction Run
250 – 500 units
Delivery/Turnaround Time4 – 6 weeksDelivery LocationUSAStandards MetISO 9001:2008
Material Certification
Adhesive Standards
Product NameV8 Engine Cover