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ABS Plastic Dash/Fascia Assembly for the Marine Industry

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Fascia Assembly
Fascia Assembly
Fascia Assembly
  Recreation Marine Dash
Recreation Marine Dash
Recreation Marine Dash

Paragon Plastics manufactured this featured ABS plastic fascia assembly for use in a marine dashboard application. Beginning with a customer supplied print we validated the design using the CADdrawing. The base materials consisted of ABS plastic with grey sterling filmas well as vinyl-over ABS and black ABS. The majority of fabrication was carried out using a 3-station rotary thermoforming machine and a 5-axis router, with overall +/- 0.250 mm and +/- 2 degrees tolerances. Specific components were bonded using methacrylate adhesive. The studs were designed to withstand 20 in/lbs of torque.  As part of our AS/ISO Quality System, in process testing verified color, material, and functionality., Digital calipers were used to verify dimensions.

We produced 1,000 of these ABS plastic fascia assemblies which consisted of three primary components: a dash, an arm rest, and a gauge support. The dash measured 0.150" x 32" x 38", while the arm rest measured 0.150" x 16" x 26". The gauge support was 0.150" x 24" x 24" in measurement. All together, the part weighed an estimated 8 lbs. 

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Product Description

Capabilities Applied/Processes Thermoforming
5-axis CNC machining
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part 3-station rotary forming machine
DMS 5-axis router
Overall Part Dimensions Dash: 0.150" x 32" x 38"
Arm Rest: 0.150" x 16" x 26"
Gauge Support: 0.150" x 24" x 24"
Tightest Tolerances ±0.250mm
Material Used ABS Plastic w/Grey Sterling Film/Liquid Gloss Series
ABS Black
Features Specific components bonded w/methacrylate adhesive
Specific components bonded w/plexus 830 or 832
Studs to withstand 20 in/lbs of torque w/nylock nut
In process testing performed Certificate of compliance:
  • Dimensional
    • Using digital calipers
  • Material
  • Color
  • Function
Estimated Part Weight 8 lbs
Industry for Use Marine
Quantity 1000
Delivery Location Cocoa, Florida
Standards Met Customer supplied print, 2D CAD drawing
Product Name Dash/Fascia Assembly

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