Interplex offers automotive customer a turnkey capability to manufacture Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and Power Steering (PS) column components and assemblies as well as the interconnect technologies that support them.
Steering Components
By integrating our metal and sheet metal stamping and forming metal working, cold forging and laser welding and mechanical joining processes, we deliver complete steering column sub-assemblies to our customers.


STEERING COLUMN COMPONENTS PROCESSES




Metal and Sheet Metal Stamping, Forming and Joining

Interplex stamps, forms and joins through various welding and mechanical joining techniques individual components to make subassembies for steering system like jackets and brackets which are ultimately assembled into the final steering column assembly.

Cold Forging

Interplex’s unique Cold Forging and Precision Cold Forged Stamping processes creates high-quality, highly-efficient 3-D metal parts including Clamping Screws, Pinion Gears,  Axles, Rake Bolts, Steering Wheel Hubs, Yokes, gears, lock pins and other mechanically strong parts that are critical for the reliability for steering column assemblies.

Metal Joining: Laser welding, Resistance Welding, Arc Welding,  Riveting, Clinching

Interplex employs several methods of metal joining, such as riveting and laser welding, and other welding and mechanical joining techniques to create completed brackets, steering column tube assemblies. Laser welding techniques include Cold Metal Transfer (CMT), which educes the thermal input by achieving almost current-free metal transfer and insures spatter-free metal transfer by controlling the short circuiting.

The company specializes in laser hybrid processes such as TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding and MIG (Metal Insert Gas) welding, used to produce various types of steering column brackets.





Rubber Molding

Our rubber formulation and molding facilities produce customized precision rubber components grommets, covers and gaskets for steering column assemblies. Compounds commonly used in our rubber molding process include Silicone, Neoprene, Butyl, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR), Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) and Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPDM).

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) Components

Interplex’s extensive experience in delivering interconnect technologies, electronics components and electro-mechanical components is evident in the steering column systems of an automobile. For Electronic Power Steering systems, these include power connectors, frames and housings for EPS units.