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2017-05-15 ...
  • May 15-16, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Troy, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Today's necessity for quickly delivering products to market limits product development time and leaves less room for error and 're-dos.' With so many plastic materials available, it is crucial that those involved in product design understand resin properties and how they affect part design and manufacturability. To help you make the best plastic choices the first time, this seminar provides an overview of polymer chemistry, explains the methods for testing properties of plastics and presents a method of systematic selection that will optimize your plastics material selection process.
2017-05-10
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2017-04-11
Journal Article
2017-01-9451
Marouen Hamdi, Drew Manica, Hung-Jue Sue
Abstract Brightness, transparency, and color impact critically the aesthetics of polymeric surfaces. They can significantly change the perception of common damages such as scratch and mar. Particularly, subtle mar damage is more dependent on surface perceptual properties. In this study, we investigate the impact of these attributes on scratch and mar visibility resistance of commercialized polymeric model systems frequently used in automotive industry. Twenty subjects were involved in a psychophysical test based on pairwise comparison, and results were treated using multidimensional scaling (MDS) analysis. A tied ordinal weighted Euclidian MDS model was used to visualize the relational structures of mar perception space. Results show that scratch visibility resistance tends to decrease with dark, more transparent, and green surfaces. Mar perception was reasonably conceptualized by a two-dimensional MDS space.
2017-04-06
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Presentations of this session will address application and research on coatings for exterior body and plastics (including polycarbonate) as well as vehicle interiors and underbody/underhood. Focus will be on the 3-10 year timeframe.
2017-04-06
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Presentations in this session include welding (i.e., friction stir, ultrasonic, resistance, arc, laser, etc.) and joining (i.e., brazing, soldering, riveting, bolting, and adhesives) of similar or dissimilar materials (i.e., plastics, composites, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and conventional and advanced high strength steels). Strength, fracture, and fatigue implications of these methodologies will be discussed.
2017-04-06
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Presentations in this session include welding (i.e., friction stir, ultrasonic, resistance, arc, laser, etc.) and joining (i.e., brazing, soldering, riveting, bolting, and adhesives) of similar or dissimilar materials (i.e., plastics, composites, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and conventional and advanced high strength steels). Strength, fracture, and fatigue implications of these methodologies will be discussed.
2017-04-06
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Presentations of this session will address application and research on coatings for exterior body and plastics (including polycarbonate) as well as vehicle interiors and underbody/underhood. Focus will be on the 3-10 year timeframe.
2017-04-05
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Presentations in this session include welding (i.e., friction stir, ultrasonic, resistance, arc, laser, etc.) and joining (i.e., brazing, soldering, riveting, bolting, and adhesives) of similar or dissimilar materials (i.e., plastics, composites, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and conventional and advanced high strength steels). Strength, fracture, and fatigue implications of these methodologies will be discussed.
2017-04-04
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Presentations of this session will address the development of Polymeric Multi Material & Composite materials for automotive interiors and exteriors, powertrain components, as well as structural and non-structural applications. Focus is on design, processes, bonding and manufacturing technologies, as well as lightweighting strategies.
2017-04-04
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Presentations of this session will address the development of Polymeric Multi Material & Composite materials for automotive interiors and exteriors, powertrain components, as well as structural and non-structural applications. Focus is on design, processes, bonding and manufacturing technologies, as well as lightweighting strategies.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0455
Harshad Hatekar, Baskar Anthonysamy, V. Saishanker, Lakshmi Pavuluri, Gurdeep Singh Pahwa
Abstract Structural elastomer components like bushes, engine mounts are required to meet stringent and contrasting requirements of being soft for better NVH and also be durable at different loading conditions and different road conditions. Silent block bushes are such components where the loading in radial direction of bushes are high to ensure the durability of bushes at high loads, but has to be soft on torsion to ensure good NVH. These requirements present with unique challenge to optimize the leaf spring bush design, stiffness and material characteristics of the rubber. Traditionally, bushes with varying degree of stiffness are selected, manufactured and tested on vehicle and the best one is chosen depending on the requirements. However, this approach is costly, time consuming and iterative. In this study, the stiffness targets required for the bush were analysed using static and dynamic load cases using virtual simulation (MSC.ADAMS).
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0460
Erina Yasuda, Hiroki Kobayakawa, Seiji Amano, Yuto Otsuki, Tomohiro Ukai
Abstract The number of vehicles with engines using idling stop systems and hybrid systems to improve fuel consumption has recently been increasing. However, with such systems the frequent starts and stops of the engine, where the oil film between the bearings and shaft is squeezed out and direct contact between the components is more likely, can result in increased wear of the engine bearings, particularly in the main bearing. Bearings with resin overlays have been shown to display superior resistance to wear from such start-stop cycles. Moreover, cast iron shafts without quenching treatment have also been used in engines for cost reduction. Because the cast shaft has low hardness and unstable surface graphite after abrasive finishing, increase in the wear amount cannot be suppressed by conventional resin overlay in comparison with steel shaft. Therefore, the resin overlay with improved wear resistance achieved by adding hard particles was developed.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0508
Gabor Kiss, Yuya Ando, Martin Schifko
Abstract Simulation tools are becoming more and more popular in the automotive industry since they can significantly reduce the costs required for development of new models. Currently there are many computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools available on the market and becoming indispensable tools for R&D in many of the automotive applications. However there are some applications which require much effort by highly skilled engineers to prepare the model and impractical level of computation time even using a cluster computer using the conventional CFD tools due to the nature of physics and complexity of a geometry such like dip painting process. Therefore, corrosion protection engineers are striving to find an alternative solution. Another issue is that the main focus of those available CFD tools are problems occurring during the dip paint simulations and they omit problems occurring after the object dips out from the bath, such as retained water or bake drips.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0489
Hyunkwon Jo, Jongsoo Kim, Jaemin Park, Heeseung Yang, Hyunmin Park
Abstract Cost reduction is an important issue in the intense competition automotive industry. Interior parts which are mainly consist of plastic have same issue. The manufacturing main processes of plastic products are injection and assemble and the cost of injection depends on injection cycle time. Therefore many studies for the reduction of injection cycle time have been implemented. However the researches based on engineer's experiences have limits so, nowadays many studies utilize CAE. In this paper, the study for the reduction of cycle time focused on injection molding design. To satisfy appearance quality with the reduction of cycle time, the design of injection molding was optimized by using CAE. The result of CAE showed many causes and effects of problems. The optimization of injection molding design improved the quality with the reduction of cycle time. Finally, the product based on CAE showed good quality and cycle time reduction in comparison with previous products.
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