Loud noises and vibrations from vehicles can easily cause discomfort. Manufacturers tend to focus hard on this issue since it’s a common concern for customers.
This consideration is broadly called NVH (Noise, vibration, and harshness) and is something that can be mitigated with plastic parts, which can better muffle noise. Here’s how.
What is NVH and Why Does it Matter?
Noise, vibration, and harshness is a term used to determine how much noise vehicles emit while they’re running. NVH can be internal and heard/felt by people in the cabin as well as external where it’s heard/felt by people outside the vehicle.
NVH is naturally created by engines and HVAC systems, but every part of the vehicle can make NVH more noticeable or even worse – this includes things like the frame, doors, and actuators.
Excessive NVH problems stem from poor quality in the manufacturing process. Ensuring components of your vehicle frame are solid makes for a smoother process when putting the vehicle together, effecting the overall noise the vehicle emits.
Reducing NVH with Smart Plastic Fabrication
An important component of any vehicle is a solid frame. Thermoforming and plastic fabrication are both processes that a manufacturer like ICP uses to create the parts for off-road vehicles, recreational vehicles, power sports vehicles, and emergency vehicles.
Choosing the right type of plastic, ensuring that it’s creating precisely, and considering the other parts of the vehicle are all things that can reduce NVH. This can be incredibly time-consuming or difficult for those who aren’t well-versed in plastic. That’s why choosing a plastic fabricator that understands NVH and your product’s application is crucial.
A challenge with the manufacturing of these parts is precision. Even a small variance can impact how parts fit together and increase NVH. Ensuring that these parts are created in a timely manner, without sacrificing precision and quality, is a huge part of what Industrial Custom Products focuses on.
Making sure this process is handled with precision will create a quicker and more efficient manufacturing process, all the way to the consumer.
Industrial Custom Products offers thermoforming, custom plastic fabrication, and many other services to cover your plastic manufacturing needs. We’re focused on producing only the highest quality parts to make the process easier overall.
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