New Process for Molding Auto Parts Uses Less Resin

January 2009
Assembly;Jan2009, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p14
This section offers news briefs on new assembly innovations. A plastic molding technology has been developed by Mazda Motor Corp. that substantially reduces the weight of plastic parts for vehicles. Meanwhile, a light, portable robot has been developed by a Spanish engineering team that precisely drills holes in wing spars and other large aeronautical components during the assembly stage. A way for engineers to measure exactly how much clamp load a bolt is applying to a joint has been introduced by Load Control Technologies.


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