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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Drive -Axle Inspection-Cover Assembly


This rear-differential inspection cover for commercial trucks has been converted from a 7-piece aluminum and steel assembly to a 2-piece aromatic PA system that reduced weight >40% and cost 20%.  The resin was selected for its high strength, chemical compatibility, and creep resistance.  Developed in <20 weeks, the system has passed rigorous gravel bombardment, thermal cycling (spike and shock), dimensional integrity, and chemical resistance tests and also provides savings on warranty, freight, and serviceability, plus provides a quieter transmission without need for secondary parts or sound dampeners.
OEM/Vehicle
AB Volvo
2007MY Mack 150
System Supplier
American Axle
Material Processor
Sturgis Molded Products
Material Supplier
Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics Corp.
Resin
Reny N252 MXDX6
Tooling/Equipment Supplier
Sturgis Molded Products 

For More Information See: http://www.plastics-car.com/Todays-Automobiles/Automotive-Powertrains/Drive-Shaft.html

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