MANUFACTURE OF LIGHT WEIGHT AUTOMOTIVE PARTS BY ELASTIC RESERVOIR MOLDING
A commercial process for composite (thermoset) materials has been developed. Key advantages are light weight, low molding pressures, and the ability to accommodate two or more types of reinforcements and one or two resin systems. Partial or complete encapsulation of light-weight cores with tough FRP skin can be obtained. Current and potential applications include light weight, structural automotive, and industrial fiberglass reinforced composites.
- Prepared for SAE meeting 25-29 February 1980.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Rao, N R
- Publication Date: 1980-2
- Pagination: 11 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Automotive engineering; Composite materials; Elasticity (Mechanics); Fiberglass; Forming; Lightweight materials; Plastics; Reinforced plastics; Reinforcement (Engineering); Vehicular materials
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile materials; Elastic reservoir molding; Plastics (Reinforced)
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I35: Miscellaneous Materials; I96: Vehicle Operating Costs;
- Accession Number: 00325232
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800312
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM