Marine Audio Electronics Case Study

JL Audio, a global electronics manufacturer, approached JN White® for assistance with an electronic graphic overlay solution. The customer needed a thermoformed part that would fit the customer’s housing and stay properly bonded. JN White® was able to develop a dome-shaped graphic overlay that successfully met all requirements. In addition, the custom adhesive solution proposed by JN White® successfully holds the overlay in place. The component is in use today on one of the customer’s premier marine audio systems.

Challenges

The customer approached JN White® for a graphic overlay solution to be used on a premium marine audio sound system. They had been using a non-domestic supplier whose parts would not bond properly to the customer’s housing. In addition, the project was even more complex given the fact that the graphic overlay required a uniquely formed convex 3D shape.

How JN White® Helped

JN White® was a strong resource for the project in a number of ways. First, as a domestic manufacturer, JN White® was able to respond much quicker than the prior supplier with minimal lead times. In addition, JN White® utilized a number of advanced processes and components including a custom 3M liner, 3D thermoform technology and precise laser cutting. The laser cutting process held the audio component’s custom features throughout, ensuring the precision required to fit perfectly on the audio component enclosure. JN White®’s screen-printing capabilities enabled the production of a part that is able to withstand the environmental requirements, as well as the development of an adhesive solution that keeps the liner from failing and prematurely curing it.

Results

As the result of the collaborative effort between the two firms, the JL Audio now has a graphic overlay that fits the plastic enclosure to near perfection. In addition, the new component bonds properly to the customer’s enclosure. The final product is an extremely durable graphic overlay that enhances the look and feel of this premium marine audio system.

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