1976-02-01

Automation of the RIM Process 760336

The most recent material and processing improvements crucial for fully automatic production of the Monza 2+2 front fascia by the Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) process were discussed. The fully automatic capability of RIM process was demonstrated and filmed at Mobay. A two minute automatic cycle competitive with existing injection molding processes was shown to be feasible. Finally, the advantages of RIM systems over both metal and thermoplastic materials for exterior automotive body parts were reviewed, with emphasis on the impressive overall energy savings of the RIM process, relative to its competitors.

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