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ONE-PIECE SMC HOOD
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 01, 1980 by SAE International in United States
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The design, development, manufacturing and assembly experiences in the evolution of lightweight, one-piece, SMC hood for the Econoline Van are described by the author. The one-piece, ribbed design resulted in a weight and cost savings versus the two-piece, stamped steel hood construction. A product requirement that the surface finish of the SMC panel be equal in quality to that of the steel, resulted in a major effort to improve the state-of-the-art of Class “A” SMC finish. The author also discusses how the demanding product performance requirements were met through refinements of design, material and through manufacturing process controls.
CitationRAY, D., "ONE-PIECE SMC HOOD," SAE Technical Paper 801427, 1980, https://doi.org/10.4271/801427.
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