Opel Steering Wheel Controls

The controls around car steering wheels that operate indicators and lights, cruise control, windscreen wipers and washers need to be intuitive, accurate and especially durable.

These and other requirements are key features in the development and industrialisation of steering wheel switches for different Opel models, including Insignia, Zafira, Astra and Adam.  After the design phase we completed the necessary product drawings in the shortest possible time frame in close collaboration with our client Methode Electronics.

The tooling phase was started almost simultaneously in China, resulting in 45 prototype injection molds and 5 stamping dies. After the initial trials the product design was further optimised and tool modifications were implemented and carried out. During the subsequent phase, multiple cavity tools were built and products were released in line with PPAP procedures that form part of the TS16949 Automotive Standard.

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