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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Airbag Support

This is the first known application where EPP foam replaces stamped steel for a passenger knee airbag support bracket. The 15 lb/ft3/240 kg/m3 density foam sustains airbag deployment reaction loads at all environmental conditions and reduces mass 88% and piece cost 55% vs. the incumbent design. The weight reduction led to other benefits, including elimination of 2 assembly-aid clips, ergonomic improvements, improved vehicle fuel economy, and reduced shipping costs. The simplified manufacturing process involves no secondary processes, eliminated 3 torque monitoring joints for additional manufacturing savings, and is backward compatible for serviceability.

Ford Motor Co.
2017 Ford Explorer
System Supplier
Material Processor
   The Woodbridge Group
Material Supplier
Tooling/Equipment Supplier
The Woodbridge Group 

For More Information See: http://www.plastics-car.com/SafetyResearch

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