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Automotive Body Panel and Bumper System Materials and Design
- Special Publication
- ISBN 1-56091-219-7
Published February 01, 1992 by SAE International in United States
- 168 pages
This comprehensive reference focuses on advances in exterior body panel applications, materials, and technology, as well as bumper system material performance, process development, and component performance. Contents include: exterior body panels - present manufacture implementation and future directions and needs; fender material systems: a lifecycle cost comparison; thermoplastic compression molded horizontal automotive panels; dimensionally stable thermoplastic olefins (TPOs); energy transfer characteristics of thermoplastic bumper beams in a pendulum impact; structural RIM for production automobiles; and downgauging with high performance, filled RIM polymers - lowering fascia cost and improving quality.