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Employing natural plant based fiber in interior automotive parts for cost & weight benefit

Vivekanandhan-Vivekanandhan Venkatesan Balaguru
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2559
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
The Automotive industry is in ever more need for a lesser weight car due to progressively stringent emission norms and the demand of customer to have better mileage. It can be a gargantuan challenge for automotive manufacturers to search for lesser weight material to meet both customers as well as regulatory norms. But in some cases such lower weight material can increase the cost and adding a expensive material which increases overall cost to a price sensitive market like India is not favorable. One such solution is using the indigenous plant fiber (Jute) in combination with propylene (PP) to make Interior plastics components. Jute a vegetable fiber also referred to as "the golden fiber" has high tensile strength, low extensibility and is well established in fabric, packing, agriculture, construction industries. The biodegradable Jute lesser weight & abundance (India is the leading manufacturer of the Jute) can be utilized in making automobile trim parts in India. Through this paper we will have insight of the natural fiber based plastic components the benefits (lesser weight, Less GSM…

Development Of Multi-Material Overhead Stowage Systems For Commercial Aircrafts By Using New Design and Production Methods

3D Systems GmbH-Gunnar Fick
Composite Technology Center / CTC GmbH-Marc Fette
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-01-1858
To be published on 2019-09-16 by SAE International in United States
The relevance of innovative and functional lightweight components for aircrafts has risen significantly during the recent years. In this context, modern lightweight materials as well as cost-efficient and time-saving manufacturing technologies are required for a future aircraft production. The so called Hybrid SMC Technology and the SMC-Foam-Sandwich Technology are promising approaches for the cost-efficient and time-saving manufacturing of lightweight, geometrically complex and functional aircraft components. Both technologies have been used for the development of a new generation overhead stowage system. It is realized by sidewalls made out of enhanced SMC technologies with directly implemented metallic load introduction elements and regular sandwich structures that can be assembled by a quick-assembly principle. Due to the glass fibers in the shape of chopped long fibers with no predominant direction in SMC material, continuous carbon fiber tailored fiber placement (TFP) fabrics were integrated to increase mechanical properties. Because of several load introduction points in the demonstration part, carbon fiber loops are a good and efficient possibility to transfer these loads. The challenge in the virtual design process of SMC…

A Sensor that Fits Like a Glove

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34589
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

We recently had a discussion with Sri Peruvemba, VP of Strategy at BeBop Sensors (Berkeley, CA), about the technology and applications for their two-dimensional fabric sensor material. I started by asking Sri about the unusual name for the company.


Elastomer: Silicone (VMQ) Rubber Sheet, Glass Cloth Reinforced, Heat and Weather Resistant, 60 to 80 Type “A” Durometer Hardness

AMS CE Elastomers Committee
  • Aerospace Material Specification
  • AMS3320J
  • Current
Published 2019-05-10 by SAE International in United States

This specification covers a silicone (VMQ) elastomer, reinforced with glass cloth, in the form of sheet.



Surface Enhancement Committee
  • Ground Vehicle Standard
  • J1173_201905
  • Current
Published 2019-05-03 by SAE International in United States
This specification covers the characteristics of glass beads used for peening, and provides for standard glass bead size numbers.
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Intelligent Parachute Rescue System

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34339
Published 2019-05-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

Drone Rescue GmbH Graz, Austria +43 660 140 80 55


Verification Methods for AS5653 Network Terminal

AS-1A Avionic Networks Committee
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AS6088
  • Current
Published 2019-04-24 by SAE International in United States
This document was prepared by the SAE AS-1A2 Committee to establish techniques for validating the Network Terminal (NT) complies with the NT requirements specified in AS5653, Revision B. Note that this verification document only verifies the specific requirements from AS5653 and does not verify all the requirements invoked by documents that are referenced by AS5653. The procuring authority may require further testing to verify the requirements not explicitly defined in AS5653 and in this verification document.
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Environmental Degradation of Textiles

AGE-2 Air Cargo
  • Aerospace Standard
  • AIR1490C
  • Current
Published 2019-04-24 by SAE International in United States
Since cargo restraint devices made with textiles should have a predictable service life, there should be data available so that predictions can be made. This document compiles available information on textiles of the types used in air cargo restraint devices and reviews the degradation characteristics of each. Textiles are used primarily in cargo restraint nets on air cargo pallets and nonstructural containers, restraint nets installed in cargo aircraft, and similar applications.
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Research on Exploring Effect of Stain Resisting Chemical Treatment on Automotive Fabric Parameters

Maruti Suzuki India, Ltd.-Riyaj Alam, Pankaj Maheshwari
Research-Sarita Kumari
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
Fabrics play a vital role in defining the overall aesthetics of automotive interiors, primarily with fabric cleanliness. In this respect, the cleanliness of the fabric also becomes equally important. The fabric interior in a car is very prone to staining due to the spilling of water or any liquid substance over it. In order to protect and enhance the life of the fabric, various chemical treatments are suggested as fabric finishes. There are different chemical bases available for the same. Fluorocarbon base is the most effective treatment and is the focus of this study. This chemical treatment lowers the surface energy of the fabric by increasing the hydrophobicity of fabric. Hence, the liquid roll over the surface in the form of droplets by creating higher contact angle over the fiber surface.This study focuses on the effect of chemical treatment on the automotive fabric’s parameters, especially light color fabric. This study will provide a solution to the application of stain-resistant chemical treatment for improving cleanliness in the fabric, keeping a balance between the chemical treatment and…
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Investigating Collaborative Robot Gripper Configurations for Simple Fabric Pick and Place Tasks

University of Windsor-Morteza Alebooyeh, Bowen Wang, Ruth Jill Urbanic, Hamed Kalami
Wayne State University-Ana Djuric
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
Fiber composite materials are widely used in many industrial applications - specially in automotive, aviation and consumer goods. Introducing light-weighting material solutions to reduce vehicle mass is driving innovative materials research activities as polymer composites offer high specific stiffness and strength compared to contemporary engineering materials. However, there are issues related to high production volume, automation strategies and handling methods. The state of the art for the production of these light-weight flexible textile or composite fiber products is setting up multi-stage manual operations for hand layups. Material handling of flexible textile/fiber components is a process bottleneck. Consequently, the long term research goal is to develop semi-automated pick and place processes for flexible materials utilizing collaborative robots within the process. Collaborative robots allow for interactive human-machine tasks to be conducted. The immediate research is to assess standard and modified grippers for basic material pick and place tasks via sets of experimental tasks. Pick and place experiments with flat carbon fiber fabric and two gripper configurations are tested with a YuMi 14000 ABB collaborative robot to determine…
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