Low-Profile, BMC & SMC Materials, Applications, and Design Guidelines 710023
New automotive applications for low-profile bulk molding compound (BMC) and sheet molding compound (SMC) are here. Guide Lamp Division, GMC, will produce several million pounds of low-profile SMC and BMC for use on 1971 models. These parts are a result of intensive materials and design development programs. In order to assure more low-profile SMC applications in the future and to keep them as economical as possible, specific guidelines are presented for the use of the designer of “low-profile” parts. A general view of the materials development programs, production operations, and the actual parts being produced by Guide Lamp are also presented.