Overmolding tech for automotive electronics saves space - and money: Page 2 of 2

October 05, 2020 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Overmolding tech for automotive electronics saves space - and money
Vitesco Technologies, Continental's powertrain arm, has introduced a new process for embedding electronic circuits in the vehicle environment. This overmolding technology is characterised by around 45% less weight, greater robustness and significantly fewer production steps compared to conventional control units. The result: significant cost advantages.

The new overmolding control unit has been produced in Nuremberg since spring 2020 and is already being used in large-scale production by car manufacturer Daimler in various types of its top-end E- and S-class vehicles with rear-wheel drive and automatic transmission. From the beginning of 2021, Vitesco also intends to produce an overmolding control unit at its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, which is currently being completed. The manufacturer also indicated that it would introduce the technology into its global production network.

"For Vitesco Technologies, the overmolding process is a new key technology which we will quickly use for further control units. We are registering a high level of interest from car manufacturers. The development of new overmolding electronics is already underway - primarily for use in hybrid and electric vehicles," says Wolfgang Breuer, head of the Electronic Controls division at Vitesco Technologies.

More information: https://vitesco-technologies.com/en/

 

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