Reaction Injection Molding of a Golf Cart Exterior for the Recreational Vehicle Industry

Recreational Golf Cart
Recreational Golf Cart

MRC is a leading fabricator of precision parts utilizing molding and other methods for components used in a variety of industries. The project highlighted here was designed for use in the recreational vehicle industry and manufactured from customer supplied drawings which were modified to meet our RIM Manufacturing Process. MRC produces all of the exterior body panels on the vehicle. MRC performed the reaction injection molding of the parts, as well as the trimming, packaging, and painting. The products were composed of Bayflex® 110-80 Polyurethane, material with improved release and heat sag characteristics, at a thickness of 0.125". The final products weighed from 2 to 18 pounds with normal tolerances. These high precision parts were manufactured with the aid of 90 ton to 150 ton reaction injection molding (RIM) presses as well as a metering unit and featured a natural/white, Class A paint finish. During the fabrication process, quality was ensured with the use of part weights tracking and filler content confirmation. The project represents a total run of multiple parts for 1,000 vehicles per year and was delivered in ten weeks.

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Electric Golf Cart Exterior Project Highlights

Project Name
Recreational Utility Cart Parts
Project Description
This project was a major redesign for a new Columbia ParCar's recreational golf cart.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Reaction Injection Molding

Secondary:
Trimming
Packaging
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
90 Ton to 150 Ton RIM Presses and Metering Unit
Overall Part Dimensions
2 lbs. to 18 lbs. Part Weight
Tightest Tolerances
Normal
Material Used
Bayflex® 110-80 Polyurethane
Thickness: 0.125"
Material Finish
Color: Natural/White
In process testing/inspection performed
Part Weights Tracked and Filler Content Confirmed
Industry for Use
Recreational Vehicle
Volume
3,000 Vehicles per Year
Delivery/Turnaround Time
10 Weeks
Delivery Location
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
Standards Met
Customer Supplied Drawings (Modified to meet RIM Manufacturing Process)