BASF—working collaboratively with Performance Materials Corp. and Faurecia—has come up with a significant innovation in automotive seating: A seat back that integrates the seat frame and back panel integrated into a single thermoplastic structure. ArticlePublished: 11/1/2010
While none of these developments appears to be as though they'd be out of place in a contemporary car, they are really rather extraordinary. More importantly, they are essentially doable from a production standpoint.
“Steel, in particular, has redoubled its efforts,” Paul Spevetz, product marketing manager, Automotive Interior/Exterior for Ticona Engineering Polymers (ticona.com), acknowledges, speaking to the issues of the greater deployment of plas... ArticlePublished: 1/1/2010
When it comes to digital design, particularly at the front end of the process, the area of ideation, of sketching, of even napkins where there are coffee stains on the styled surfaces, there is one name that is commonly heard: Alias. ArticlePublished: 11/1/2009
Faurecia designers and engineers set out to make an interior that is lighter and more recyclable than conventional ones. They've developed something that may lead to a reconsideration of how and with what materials ought to be assembled.