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Optimizing Total Cost of Molded Underhood Parts using High Performance Engineering Polymers (HPEP)
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 16, 2004 by SAE International in United States
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To meet the increasing demands to enhance performance while reducing weight and cost automotive engineers continue to find innovative ways to use thermoplastic materials. Plastic provides substantial cost savings over other materials, primarily due to design and fabrication advantages. This paper explains a number of design techniques to optimize the total cost of molded parts for under-hood applications. It provides comparison of cost vs. performance and chemical resistance for engine fluids of several engineering polymers. Also, it explains ways of shortening the product development cycle by using different simulation software.
CitationDesai, K., "Optimizing Total Cost of Molded Underhood Parts using High Performance Engineering Polymers (HPEP)," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-3282, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-3282.
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