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The powertrain accumulator piston is used for the automatic transmission in select automotive models across the globe. Originally made using an aluminum die cast process, an OEM had asked us to create an injection molded counterpart that could reduce both their price and weight per unit. They also requested our help in accelerating their daily production volume by using a plastic alternative.

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GOAL(S): Replace a Steering Column sub-assembly "Bushing" that was a metal machined part to a plastic molded part that would meet the design and functional needs at a lower weight and cost ratio.

 

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 M & E Plastics LLC

205 Industrial Parkway

Ithaca, Michigan 48847

Phone: 989-875-4191  Ext. 103

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Injection Molded Sleeve, Seal/Sizing Shipping

There are a tremendous number of Caps, Ties, Straps, Sleeves, Covers, etc. that are provided by precision plastics molding companies that are utilized within the automotive sector for the shipment of components and/or sub-assemblies to the TIER1 or OEMs to protect the product (components and sub-assemblies) from damage and/or contamination during shipment prior to final assembly.

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M & E Plastics LLC
205 Industrial Parkway
Ithaca, MI 48847

M & E PLASTICS LLC is a plastic molding company specializing in custom molding and secondary processing of  Phenolic thermoset and thermoplastic. We manufacture to customer-specific specifications utilizing a variety of plastic materials to deliver superior quality products on time and at a competitive price. We are centrally located in the Midwest and supply to a variety of industries throughout the world. Our location in Central Michigan allows us to easily partner with local and regional vendors and sub-suppliers to offer our customers a "turnkey" solution for their specific applications. 

With a long history as a custom plastic molding company, M & E PLASTICS LLC has successfully launched numerous OEM programs including automotive, aerospace, petroleum and consumer goods. With a strong emphasis on outstanding customer service and a detail oriented staff, our plant is able to offer quick response to the needs of customers. Our convenient location on the US-127 corridor allows our operations team to facilitate "Just In Time" deliveries and utilize common carriers as well as expeditors to maintain the flow of products.