WILL METAL-PLASTIC LAMINATES REPLACE BODY SHEET

Plastic-cored laminates faced with steel or aluminum are weight-saving, cost-effective substitutes for automotive sheet steel. Thermal and sonic insulation characteristics of these laminates provide secondary benefits, along with possibilities of using lower-capacity forming presses. However, their lower in-plane strength, dent resistance, and joining and recycling capabilities are drawbacks which must be considered for specific applications.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 81-86
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM