FILAMENT-WOUND CAR FRAME AND OTHER PRACTICAL MIRACLES

This report shows how computerized filament winding is the key element in a General Motors R&D program that could revolutionize the way cars are mass produced. The objective: nothing less than replacement of multicomponent steel frames in all plastic-panel-bodied vehicles (like GM's Pontiac Fiero) with one-piece units wound of reinforced plastic. In effect, frames suitable for a range of models - and rapidly adaptable to design changes - could be turned out in a programmed cycle simply by changing computer software.

  • Corporate Authors:

    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Wood, A S
  • Publication Date: 1984-7

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 62-65
  • Serial:
    • Modern Plastics
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391742
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM