The Mini Cooper footrest is comprised of 2 parts; a plastic backing and a stainless steel trim. The plastic part is retained within the stainless steel part by folding over a series of tabs. The problem was how to bend the tabs without distorting or marking the part in any way.
To achieve this a tool was specifically designed for the task. Careful attention was paid to the geometry of the tab forming linkage to ensure that each tab is formed to a precise angle with a closely maintained force.