SLI Case Study- NSX

Thixomolded Magnesium in Automotive Lighting

Application:  Integrated Bracket with Heat Sinks for LED Headlamp (multi-eye)

Program:   Acura NSX

Classification:  Encapsulated/Hidden

Tooling:  Thixomolding (2 part assy).

1+1 tool on both assemblies

Weight Savings:  422 grams per vehicle (0.93 lbs.)

Environmental:  C02 reduction: 16 metric tons over line of program

Other:  Precision tolerancing enables minimal to no manufacturing aiming.  Thixo minimized machining.