Tag Archives: Automotive

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 ,

Engel ‘Coinmelt’ Process Produces Difficult Part

Engel will demonstrate a new application for its low-pressure injection molding process—called coinmelt– at a technology seminar near Detroit June 29. An Engel duo 16050/1650 WP US machine, [..]

Automotive, Injection compression , ,

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 , ,

GM Targets SLS For Conformally Cooled Molds

General Motors is developing new mold making technology that reduces skill levels required to design optimum conformal cooling channels as well as improves cooling times. The technology is [..]

Additive manufacturing, Automotive, Molds & Moldmaking, South America , , ,

Molded-In Insert Captures Hydrocarbon Pollutants

Ford has patented an interesting method for capturing hydrocarbon (HC) pollutants from a car engine. In the newly developed Ford technology, an engine air intake duct includes a [..]

Automotive, Blow molding, North America , ,

Hyundai Innovates With Korean Polyamide Partner

A relatively new Korean producer of polyamide compounds is partnering with Hyundai Motor Co. to introduce new materials for automotive applications. One recent score is a new compound [..]

Automotive, Polyamides , , ,

Auto Demand, Lightweighting Fuel Plastics Expansions

The stock market and overall manufacturing economy are wobbly, but low oil prices, favorable interest rates and high employment  are driving strong demand for cars in North America. [..]

Additives, Automotive, Polyamides, Polyethylene terephthalate , , , , ,