Instrument panel module development

We participate in customer projects from the initial car development stage and build the basic frame structure of the instrument panel based on already developed technology.
In the design phase, we use CAE* to perform molding flow and rigidity predictions, and evaluate the completed prototype for performance using our own test equipment.
Also, peripheral components (glove compartments, panels, outlets, ducts, etc.) to be integrated into the instrument panel can be developed and designed simultaneously and the assembled instrument panel module delivered.

CAE is a technology that performs simulation analysis with a prototype simulated on a PC, instead of testing or experimenting with a prototype made of actual materials that is used in the R&D process.

SRS*airbag tear-line machining

When the airbag is deployed, it must be specially machined so that fragments will not scatter and injure the passengers. Moriroku Technology has the most visually appealing, fastest, and least expensive tear line technology for SRS airbags.

SRS is the acronym forSupplemental Restraint System

Image: SRS airbag tear-line machining

Technology features

Instrument panel design technology features

Consistent handling of the instrument panel and the parts that are integrated into the panel achieves the following advantages.

  • Minimizes bumps and cracks on the mating surfaces of parts.
  • Standardizes how moving parts (air conditioner vent, etc.) feel when touched or adjusted during operation.
  • Produces a uniform appearance in color, polish, texture, etc.

SRS airbag tear-line machining technology features

  • Tear-line machining marks (incisions that enable the airbag to deploy from its interior location) are not easily seen on the surface, ensuring a high-quality appearance and market appeal.
  • Saves more power and space than conventional machining equipment, thus reducing the environmental burden.
  • Shortens the machining cycle and requires no coating, leading to lower production costs.

Application example

Example of instrument panel module design

Image: Instrument panel module design

Car instrument panel module

Example of SRS airbag tear-line machining technology

Image: Instrument panel and SRS airbag lid
Car instrument panel and SRS airbag lid
Conducting in-house deployment performance evaluation to verify safety.

Moriroku's instrument panel module development technology—from design to production

Molding flow and rigidity prediction through CAE analysis

Image: Weld spot analysis
Weld spot analysis
Image: Product rigidity analysis
Product rigidity analysis

Performance evaluation

Technical research center testing equipment

Image: Vibration tester
Vibration tester
Image: Large constant temperature and humidity tank
Large constant
temperature and
humidity tank
Image: Instrument panel impact tester
Instrument panel
impact tester

Factory manufacturing equipment

Image: Large molding machine
Large molding
Image: Large masking coater
Large masking
Image: Assembly line
Assembly line