Capabilities of Sheet Molding Composite in the Automotive Industry: An Overview 910383

Automakers can realize design, manufacturing and finished product advantages when Sheet Molding Composite is chosen for the appropriate auto or truck body, engine and structural applications. This paper will:
  • Describe the capabilities of automotive SMC.
  • Discuss properties of SMC, including its composition, strength and stiffness, and describe the suitability of these properties to particular automotive applications.
  • Provide examples of automotive SMC applications and discuss how SMC can be formulated and engineered to meet the needs of specific automotive applications.
  • Describe the capabilities of the SMC industry.


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