- B. DuFresne
Custom ACM Automotive Panels
Aluminum Composite Materials certainly offer a multitude of options with respect to functionality and certain project applications. The part shown here was actually used on a commercial vehicle as a tailgate / side gate for loading and unloading materials out of a small truck bed. .118 thick glossy white Alupanel was used to make this custom ACM automotive panel.
While the cosmetic front was made from ACM, the rear and end caps were made from fabricated and powdercoated aluminum. The ACM panel was used to reduce weight, add cosmetic appeal, avoid paint costs, and the same time still provide robustness to the tailgate itself.
Your next application might not be a tail gate, but using ACM for other projects like cosmetic panels or electronic enclosures may offer the same benefits as listed above!