Tag Archives: SPE

Kia Boosts Mechanicals of CFRP in Award-Winning Frame

Carbon composite replaces steel in a panoramic sun roof frame in the 2015 Kia Sorento. The number of parts is reduced from 33 to four and weight is [..]

Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Composites, Compounding, Design, Injection Molding, Insert Molding, Polyamides, Reinforcing Material , , , ,

12 Machinery Builders Now Offer MuCell-Ready Equipment

The DVD video bezel frame in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class luxury sedan uses a molding foaming process to achieve dimensional stability, reduce warpage, lower weight and cut costs. It’s [..]

ABS, Automotive, Blow molding, Cooling/Heating, Gas-Assist Injection Molding, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

High-Flow TPV Creates Global Molding Potential for IP Skin

Asahi Kasei Chemicals has developed a very high flow rate (250 g/10 min) thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) with good mechanical properties. Called “Sunvieo”, the new material can be injection [..]

Asia, Automotive, Elastomers, Injection Molding , , ,

Nissan Liftgate Points to Bright Future for Olefin Plastics

Carbon composites will play an important role in North American automotive design. And so will olefinic plastics. The economics are right. Weight is reduced. The processing technology is [..]

Automotive, polypropylene , , , ,

Young Engineers Make Strong Impression at SPE Auto Judging

The Society of Plastics Engineers just concluded its 41st annual Automotive Innovation Awards program. That would put the first one around 1970. I don’t go back that far, [..]

Automotive, Design, Green, North America , , , , , ,

Ford Takes Grand Prize for MuCell Application

At a gala Society of Plastics Engineers’ banquet Wednesday evening, Ford engineers collected the grand award for the most innovative new use of plastics in cars. They won [..]

Automotive, Blowing Agents, Design, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Management, North America, polypropylene , , , , , ,