Thursday, December 17, 2009

First use of plastic for an automotive transmission cross beam[

BASF SE and ContiTech AG's vibration control unit have claimed a milestone, with the first use of plastic for an automotive transmission cross beam. The nylon component is standard in the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 550i.

The companies claim using a BASF Ultramid resin instead of aluminum cut the weight of the part by 50 percent.

http://www.plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=17351&channel=200