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Plastics in Automobiles-Bumper Systems, Interior Trim, Instrument Panels, and Exterior Panels

  • Special Publication
  • SP-0772
  • ISBN 0-89883-699-9
Published February 01, 1989 by SAE International in United States
Plastics in Automobiles-Bumper Systems, Interior Trim, Instrument Panels, and Exterior Panels
Sector:
Language:
  • English
Pages:
  • 264 pages
An excellent reference for the materials and design engineer, this publication discusses the latest concepts in the continually evolving field of plastics in automobiles. Contents include: further advancements in the thermoplastic elastomers for fascia and exterior trim application; hybrid metal-composite bumper beam~design and analysis; new developments in materials and fabrication processes for automotive interior trim skin materials; a new generation of polyurea chemistry for automotive applications; thermoplastic vertical body panels~the future is now; RIM~a process for the 90s; statistical analysis applied to structural attachment bosses; blow molding versus injection molding for automotive instrument panel substrates and components; and a survey of vehicular side wall constructions.