SLI Case Study- Compass

Thixomolded Magnesium in Automotive Lighting

Application:  Headlamp Sun Shield

Program:  FCA Jeep Compass

Process/Tooling:  Thixomolded Mg

Material:  AZ91D Mg with Black Paint.

Weight Savings:  200 grams


  • Replaced plastic shield that was warping due to sunload (close proximity to glass projector lens)
  • Complex angularity
  • Replaced plastic 1-for-1
  • High heat black paint