Category Archives: Polyamides

Molded Polyamide Cover Cuts Weight In Toyota Engine Application

Japanese and European car manufacturers continue to push hard for automotive lightweighting. In a recent example, Toyota has developed an improved method of covering a power transmission timing [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Green, Insert Molding, Polyamides , ,

PATAC Pioneers 3D-Printed PA6 For Intake Manifold Parts

IThe Shanghai-based Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), a joint venture between General Motors and SAIC Motor, wants to take a leadership role in developing 3D-printed parts for [..]

Additive manufacturing, Asia, Automotive, Polyamides , ,

Polyamide Strut Mount Cuts Weight, Improves Ride

The first-ever glass-reinforced polyamide automotive strut mount housings are a finalist in the in the 46th-annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards competition. Winners will be announced Wednesday evening at Burton [..]

Polyamides ,

BASF Targets Special Polyamides For Charge Air Ducts

Specially tailored polyamides are targeting turbocharger components as automakers downsize engines to meet increasingly stringent fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions requirements. One example is the 2.0L GTDI turbo [..]

Automotive, Europe, Polyamides

New Lincoln Seat System Relies On Molded Parts

Ford has applied for 83 patents on a new seat system that relies heavily on injection molded plastic components. The modular composite front-seat cushion pan is being used [..]

Automotive, Composites, Design, Injection Molding, North America, Polyacetal, Polyamides , , ,

Thermoformed PA66 Sheets Offer Promise For Auto Lightweighting

DuPont is advancing its Vizilon thermoplastic composite technology in European demonstration projects with the goal of automotive lightweighting. It’s an interesting composite: A polyamide 66 matrix is used [..]

Automotive, Composites, Europe, Polyamides , ,

New Process Targets Improved Bonding of Hybrid Parts

Metal and plastic are said to bond together better in a newly developed turnkey, automated treatment process that will debut at Plasmatreat’s booth at  K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Joining, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material ,

K2016: KraussMaffei Develops New Polyamide Reaction Process

KraussMaffei will be marrying thermoplastics and reactive process machinery in one of the more interesting technology demonstrations at K2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 19-26. In a collaboration of [..]

Design, Europe, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material, Resin Transfer Molding , , , ,

Plastic Wheel: Is It In Your Car’s Future?

Plastic automotive wheel rims may be getting closer to prime time. And the payoff could be big in overall vehicle weight savings. BASF this month was awarded a [..]

Automotive, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Polyamides , ,

Radiation-Resistant Plastics May Replace Aluminum In Flight To Mars

An English company called Cella Energy has been awarded a U.S. patent for a spaceship material made of hydrogen encapsulated in plastic such as polyethylene. The technology continues [..]

Aircraft, Polyamides