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STANDARD FOR TIRE TRACEABILITY CONTENT AND FORMAT FOR THE RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) TAG AND ASSOCIATED TIRE DATA SET

2019-04-17
CURRENT
USCAR39
This standard describes a requirement for automotive tire traceability. It includes a definition of the RFID tag and the associated tire data set that can be accessed using the RFID tag as an identifier. The standard describes a unique identification and the associated data set for each tire produced by the tire fabricator. This data will either be provided or transmitted at the time of shipment to retailers, wholesalers or original equipment vehicle manufacturers. Tire identification code and data may be used for error proofing, determining the tire specifications or supporting any inquiries that occur for the duration of its automotive life.
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Grain Flow Pattern for Bolts and Screws

2019-03-14
CURRENT
USCAR8-4
This specification covers the grain flow pattern requirements in headed bolts, screws, and studs. The heading practice in the manufacture of the bolt, screw, or stud sets the grain flow pattern, but it is also greatly influenced by the fastener design.
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Test Procedures for Evaluating Bolt-Load Retention of Magnesium Alloy

2018-11-02
WIP
USCAR35-1
1.1 A bolt-load retention (BLR) test is a practical test to determine the bolt load of a fastener joint with time and at given temperatures. There are three types of BLR tests described in this standard, namely general-purpose test, design-purpose test, and screening material test. A general-purpose BLR test may be used for screening materials, while a design-purpose BLR test is usually used to verify the BLR behavior of a specific joint. The screening material test is an example of the general-purpose test for typical automotive applications. 1.2 The test procedures provides guidance in the following areas: (a) BLR sample and test fixture, (b) test fastener, washer and nut, (c) bolt-load measurement and data acquisition, (d) heating device, (e) initial loading, (f) baseline test, and (g) instrumentation of strain gages and calibration (see Appendix B).
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Performance Specification for Welded Wire-to-Wire Splices

2018-06-14
CURRENT
USCAR45
SAE/USCAR-45 defines test methods and performance requirements for ultrasonically-welded wire-to-wire splices for automotive applications. Face-to-face, butt splice, and center strip configurations per Figure 1 can be tested. The tests defined in this specification subject samples on test to stresses that simulate a lifetime of exposure for a road vehicle. Stresses called out in this specification include thermal shock, temperature/humidity cycling and mechanical stress from different directions.
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Performance Specification for Ultrasonically welded wire terminations

2016-04-05
CURRENT
USCAR38-1
This specification defines test methods and performance criteria for evaluating ultrasonically welded wire-to-terminal metallurgical bonds. The examples used are specific to the linear weld type of process equipment. USCAR-38 is not applicable for “Splice Welding”. The specification is applicable to wire-on-pad configurations with a typical weld shown in Figure 1. This test specification subjects parts under test to environmental exposures to simulate a lifetime of field exposure for a road vehicle. Exposures called-out in this specification include Thermal Shock, Temperature Humidity Cycling and mechanical abuse. This test specification is intended to evaluate the strength and performance of the interface between wires to an electrical terminal. Validation of the performance of the Terminal is a separate task and can be accomplished using a component validation test such as SAE/USCAR-2, which evaluates whether the entire connection system is acceptable.
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Ergonomics Specification for Electrical Connections

2016-02-15
HISTORICAL
USCAR25-2
This document describes the design relative to assembly force, and hand clearance guidelines for conventional hand-plug, mechanical assist and twist lock electrical connectors, as well as Connector Position Assurances (CPAs). The minimum values associated with this design guide need to be evaluated against other critical characteristics that impact quality, efficiency and other traits of assembly feasibility. All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the-shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department.
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Lead-Free Solder Validation Test Plan

2015-04-22
CURRENT
USCAR40-1
This guideline is applicable to existing lead solder production products that will change to lead-free solder processes to meet the ELV Directive 2000/53/EC Annex II, exemption 8B requirements. This guideline is applicable to similar products used by multiple OEM's that have the same manufacturing processes / equipment. The intent is to streamline the supplier’s environmental testing via common qualification to reduce timing, quantities, and costs.
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Shipping Caps, Torque Caps, and Body Plugs Ergonomic Design Criteria

2015-03-30
CURRENT
USCAR43
This document describes the design and assembly force guidelines for conventional shipping caps, torque caps, and body plugs. All possible design and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to to this document, such as use of an “off-the-shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department.
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Ergonomic Guidelines for Carts and Dollies

2015-03-13
CURRENT
USCAR41
This document describes the assessment methods and physical requirements associated with the manual handling of carts and dollies, specific to material handling systems. All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department. Force guidelines were primarily developed referencing the push/pull psychophysical Snook data contained in A Guide to Manual Materials Handling (second edition) by Mital, Nicholson and Ayoub (NY: Taylor & Francis, 1997). The force guidelines accommodate 75% of female capabilities and 99% of male capabilities. Factors that were included in the established guideline include: push / pull distances, vertical hand height, horizontal hand height, frequency and wheel / castor alignment and load rating. These factors were used to develop a conservative force guideline.
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Ergonomic Guidelines for Small Lot Delivery Operations

2015-03-10
CURRENT
USCAR42
This document describes the design, assessment methods and physical requirements associated with material handling systems. This would include, but not limited to manual dollies, small lot systems and kitting. All possible designs and applications could not be anticipated in creating these guidelines. Where there are questions of adherence to this document, such as use of an “off-the shelf” design, always consult the responsible Ergonomics Department.
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PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION FOR CABLE-TO-TERMINAL ELECTRICAL CRIMPS

2014-12-01
CURRENT
USCAR21-3
This specification defines test methods and requirements for validation of solderless crimped connections. The purpose of this test is to simulate in the lab the stress seen in a typical life (15 years and 150,000 miles) for a crimp connection and assure the crimp is mechanically strong and electrically stable. This specification was developed for use with stranded automotive copper wire. Only where specifically mentioned are other constructions or other core materials (aluminum, clad, steel core, etc.) applicable. This specification does not apply to wire types not mentioned. This specification is based on accepted levels of environmental exposure for automotive applications.
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Standard for Cigar Lighters & Power Outlets

2014-03-31
CURRENT
USCAR4-1
This standard is intended to cover cigar or cigarette lighters as well as power outlets based on the form and dimensions of the cigar lighter. This standard is a full performance specification, it includes dimensional and operational parameters as well as performance characteristics which must be met when submitting a cigar lighter assembly or power outlet assembly for production approval. This standard constitutes an acceptance specification for a surface mounted, front-loaded cigar lighter or power outlet.
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Grain Flow Pattern for Bolts, Screws, and Studs

2013-12-31
USCAR8-3
This specification covers the grain flow pattern requirements in headed bolts, screws, and studs. The heading practice in the manufacture of the bolt, screw, or stud sets the grain flow pattern, but it is also greatly influenced by the fastener design.
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USCAR INFLATOR TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS AND VALIDATION

2013-04-30
CURRENT
USCAR24-2
This specification establishes the performance, and validation requirements for the inflator assembly used in airbag modules. Seatbelt Pretensioners are covered as a reference only.
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Performance Specification for Automotive Electrical Connector Systems

2013-02-01
CURRENT
USCAR2-6
Procedures included within this specification are intended to cover performance testing at all phases of development, production, and field analysis of electrical terminals, connectors, and components that constitute the electrical connection systems in low voltage (0 – 20 VDC) road vehicle applications. These procedures are only applicable to terminals used for In-Line, Header, and Device Connector systems. They are not applicable to Edge Board connector systems, twist lock connector systems, > 20 VAC or DC, or to eyelet-type terminals. No electrical connector, terminal, or related component may be represented as having met USCAR/EWCAP specifications unless conformance to all applicable requirements of this specification have been verified and documented. All required verification and documentation must be done by the supplier of the part or parts.
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Dimensional and Performance Specification for After-Market Gasoline Engine Oil Filters

2013-01-30
CURRENT
USCAR36
This specification defines the dimensional and performance requirements for aftermarket spin-on oil filters intended for use on gasoline engines. Filters meeting this specification may also be suitable for use on some diesel applications. Filters meeting these dimensional limits are intended to meet the oil filter fit and package requirements for engine and vehicle designs. Filters meeting the performance requirements are intended to maintain sufficient durability to support many of the OEM's recommended oil change intervals. Some OEM engines may require special filters for which this specification would not support.
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DEEMBRITTLEMENT VERIFICATION TEST

2012-07-30
CURRENT
USCAR7-1
This standard outlines test methods and practices which can detect embrittlement of steel parts. It is a process control or referee verification test. The risk of embrittlement of steel is minimized by using best practices in the finishing/coating process. One such practice is described in SAE/USCAR-5, Avoidance of Hydrogen Embrittlement of Steel.
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