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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Blow-Molded Grille Reinforcement

This blow molded grille reinforcement adds stiffness to the chromed ABS grille assembly to meet OEM load/deflection and sightline/aesthetic requirements. The 20% GR-PP part assembles to the B side of the grille assembly within manufacturing tolerances yet meets thermal expansion/contraction characteristics of the grille without affecting the design profile by remaining hidden. Deflection under load for the unreinforced grille was reduced by 66%, while cost and weight were each reduced by 25% vs. a stamped steel reinforcement solution. A single parison is dropped, and excess material is punched out and then reprocessed to form subsequent parts.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
2016 Nissan Titan
System Supplier
SRG Global
Material Processor
   Metelix Products Inc.
Material Supplier
Washington Penn Plastics Co, Inc.
Tooling/Equipment Supplier
Metelix Products Inc. 

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