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Monday, March 5, 2018

Volt Battery Impact Shield


This low cost, simple crash barrier protection shield boasts rapid development and implementation with innovative materials and molding. Six parts were molded together as one mold, requiring calculating the materials reaction when secondary waterjet cuts out each piece. Three composite material constructions were tested (polypropylene with 40%, 50% then 60% glass) while tooling and 12 sets of prototype parts were developed over a 6 week period. A test vehicle was crashed, with production intent parts, passing all
test criteria the following week. Production tooling and fixtures were also completed during that time (week 7). Full production was initiated in week 12. A 75% mass and 60% cost saving vs traditional high strength steel stamping with metal fabrication was achieved.

OEM/Vehicle
General Motors
2017 Buick Enclave
System Supplier
CSP Teijin
Material Processor
   CSP Teijin
Material Supplier
Quadrant Plastic Composites
Resin
GMTex X103F61-4/1-0/90° PP
Tooling/Equipment Supplier
Laval Tool and Mould

For More Information See: http://www.plastics-car.com/Todays-Automobiles/Car-Electrical-System/Connectors.html?css=print

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