Delphi Environmentally Friendly Steering Wheels
Delphi has instituted a new manufacturing process for steering wheels using non-ozone depleting polyurethane foam that aligns perfectly with energy-saving efforts. Tooling polyurethane to achieve a textured effect is a very critical manufacturing process. The polyurethane foam tool process used by Delphi for producing the steering wheels for a new car model launched this year is a unique three-dimensional computer modelling process that applies graining into the tool surface eliminating the need for master tools.
The process for steering wheels using non-ozone depleting polyurethane foam allows Delphi to build the tooling 50 percent faster and reduce overall cost by 50 percent.