Tag Archives: Automotive

BMW Invention Boosts Efficiency of Composite Molding

BMW is developing a roll-fed technology to produce thermoplastic composite parts that reduces costs and improves efficiencies. In the new system, a roll of glass or carbon fiber mat is [..]

Automation/Robotics, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Europe, Insert Molding, Reinforcing Material , ,

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 , ,

Lightweighting Shines In Europe

Impact on climate change will be the biggest fallout from Donald Trump’s efforts to unwind strict federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions that would have required vehicles to [..]

Automotive, Carbon Fiber, Compression, Europe, Reinforcing Material , , , , ,

PEEK Overmolds Press-Formed Composite Part

Composite engineering will become increasingly complex to provide strong structural parts for aerospace and automotive load applications. A good example comes from the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC) [..]

Aircraft, Automotive, Compression, Design, Europe, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, PEEK, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

Composite System Cuts Weight 25%

Hybrid components of fiber-reinforced plastic and metal are formed and back-injected in a single step in a German automotive lightweighting research project called LEIKA. Partners in the German [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Design, Europe, Green, Injection Molding, Reinforcing Material , ,

SABIC Strikes Gold With PC Glazing

SABIC stuck to its guns and is slowly starting to see substantial results from years-long efforts to advance polycarbonate glazing in cars. The company announced today that the [..]

ABS, Asia, Automotive, Design, Green, Injection compression, Injection Molding, Polycarbonate , , ,

Ford Uses LFT-PP To Cut Weight, Costs In Front-End Module

Ford, which uses aluminum alloys in bodies, continues to advance materials technology to reduce curb weight of pickup trucks. The structural front-end module of the 2016 SuperDuty pickup [..]

Automotive, Injection Molding, polypropylene, Reinforcing Material , , ,

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 , ,

Robots Aligned On Same Axis Expedite Door Panel Molding

Left and right door side panels are molded in a single shot by Arkal Automotive on a 1,600-metric ton injection molding machine from KraussMaffei at its Crock location [..]

Automation/Robots, Automotive, Europe, Injection Molding, polypropylene ,