Tag Archives: Ford

Bio Foam-In-Place Is SPE Finalist

A next-generation sustainable foam is a finalist in the 2017 SPE Automotive design competition. A castor oil-based foam is used in an innovative way  on the 2018 Ford [..]

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Ford Cuts Costs with Recycled Carbon Fiber

Ford is using a reinforced polypropylene made from recycled carbon fiber in the 2018 Explorer sport-utility vehicle (SUV) for the rigid portion of an “A” pillar bracket. The [..]

Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, North America, Reinforcing Material ,

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 [..]

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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 [..]

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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 [..]

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Collaboration Impressive on Lincoln’s New Front Camera

Seven different engineering plastics from five producers are used in a complex camera deployment mechanism hidden behind the badge emblem in the 2016 Lincoln MKX. Ford has filed [..]

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Unique Carbon Composite Wheel Is Standard on Racy Ford Model–A First

An Australian company called Carbon Revolution is leading the way in production of carbon fiber composite automotive wheels, using new, proprietary high glass-transition temperature epoxy resin and unique [..]

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PP Hinge Cuts Costs, Weight On Ford Head Restraint

A rear-seat folding head restraint in the 2015 Ford 150 and 2016 Explorer uses a single-piece living hinged plastic core as its main structural component in place of [..]

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Ford Develops Rear Seat iPad Holder–Just For China

There’s a lot of hand-wringing in the media about the economic slowdown in China, but it remains a haven for conspicuous consumption. Ford, for example, has developed an iPad [..]

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Big Three Expand Use of Under-Hood 100% PCR Polyamide

Wellman now has more than 150 automotive engineering approvals for use of its engineering plastics made from recycled carpet and other materials. Nearly 40 are for a material [..]

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