Case Studies

MAGNUM™ 3416SC powers cost-efficient Porsche mid console

Porsche Mid-Console MAGNUM™ 3416SC

Metal solution replaced by MAGNUM™ 3416SC

The Porsche Panamera is a luxurious four-door sedan that is produced in a classical edition and an executive edition, which provides a slightly longer wheelbase. Therefore, Dräxlmaier, the German tier 1 for the Panamera with SOP in January of 2017, is manufacturing two variations of the mid console that is also containing a cup-holder application.

The mid console requires a material that combines an optimum heat resistance and high stiffness with best mechanical properties in case of flexural stress at spontaneous strain. Initially, tier 1 Dräxlmaier planned to manufacture the part with magnesium die-casting. 

Mid-Console Panamera MAGNUM™ 3416SC detail

The right material for high-quality performance at reduced costs

In a classical magnesium die-casting process the complex part contours must be deburred before they can be processed further for the component assembly. Trinseo suggested to switch to a MAGNUM™ grade: By changing to MAGNUM™ ABS, the supplier was able to relinquish the die-casting and therefor the burr removing, which significantly reduces manufacturing costs.

We adviced MAGNUM™ 3416SC, that offers high quality standards and guarantees best process handling. Its lot-to-lot consistency allows for optimal machine parameters settings. The high heat stability during a wide range of processing temperatures enabled the required part design freedom. The self-coloring MAGNUM™ 3416SC lets you use less pigments and helps lower logistic costs offering additional cost-saving opportunities.

Mid-Console Panamera MAGNUM™ 3416SC detail

Reach out to our Application Development Manager Hartmut Brombach and our Account Executive Thomas Beberdick for more details: