Automotive

Automotive continues to be a key end market for plastics processors of all types for under-the-hood, body and interior applications. OEMs have turned to plastics to cut vehicle weight while also reducing cost and improving safety, performance, and fuel efficiency. These trends are likely to continue in the future, and this zone is aimed at keeping you up to date on the materials, equipment and processing best practices you’ll need to compete.

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AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS: New Thermoplastic Solutions Redefine ‘Performance’ from All Angles

Lightweighting and resistance to heat, chemicals and weathering drive developments in thermoplastics for interiors, exteriors, underhood, powertrain and chassis.

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Giant Electric Presses Are Key To Productivity Gains at Subaru

Car builder reaps cycle-time improvements and other benefits with large electric presses.
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Injection Molding: Custom Dual Degating Station Yields Zero-Vestige Auto Parts

Automotive molder needed a custom degating station beside the injection press to trim pairs of two different parts on one machine.