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Polymeric Solutions for Automotive Lightweight Design in Body and Interior

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Abstract

Lightweight design calls for low-price and quick solutions to reduce the CO2 emissions - in comparison to cost and time intensive development steps for new drives like hybrids. In the field of the body and interior design at Dow Automotive material-mix constructions of steel, aluminum, magnesium and plastics are establishing themselves today. They can be joined by crash durable bonds with very high impact peel values. Pumpable PU-based structure foams are injected in component cavities to get thinnest possible pillar wall thicknesses and to avoid heavy metal reinforcements.

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Correspondence to Dipl.-Ing. Orhan Imam.

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Imam, O., Naughton, P., Toccalino, E. et al. Polymeric Solutions for Automotive Lightweight Design in Body and Interior. ATZ Worldw 111, 18–22 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03225062

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Keywords

  • High Strength Steel
  • Spot Welding
  • Lightweight Design
  • Weight Saving
  • Crash Simulation