Heat shields protect engines from overheating. They keep keep engines from absorbing too much heat by reflecting or scattering the excess heat. For automotive uses, heat shields improve vehicle performance by protecting the engine parts, therefore, having quality heat shields is essential to building the most efficient and durable automotive machine. Heat shields usually come in two types: rigid and flexible. Rigid heat shields are solid and often made of aluminium and sometimes steel. The materials are designed to retain their shape despite changing engine conditions. Flexible heat shields can be made from aluminium sheeting with enhancements from ceramic insulation. Beyond automobiles, heat shields are also used in spacecrafts. At Temel Gaskets, we have the engineering capacity to rapidly manufacture custom heat shields for multiple applications.