KDK Automotive GmbH is a specialist in decorative and interior panelling in vehicles. The Tiguan is a compact SUV from Volkswagen with five doors and five seats.
The tool from Hofmann Impulsgeber enables KDK Automotive to manufacture a finished panel, including a decorative element, in just a single step. Applying the film directly during the injection moulding of the component eliminates the need for time-consuming post-processing, such as painting. In addition, film insert moulding gives the customer a great deal of design freedom and flexibility in the selection of decorative elements. A total of two of these tools for the decorative panel of the VW Tiguan were built for KDK Automotive.