NEW WAY TO LIGHTWEIGHTING: THIN RESIN-CORE/METAL SANDWICHES

This paper describes a very thin sandwich structure, composed of extruded PP sheet between steel skins, which may be the most promising approach to automobile weight reduction yet. And the concept has exciting potential for other industries. These structures can be formed on standard stamping presses. Other combinations are also being looked at. The discussion is presented under headings -- steel/PP the workhorse; role for aluminum/nylon; question of recycling; impact on other auto materials.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Wood, A S
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 46-48
  • Serial:
    • Modern Plastics
    • Volume: 57
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1981 12:00AM