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Case Studies: Automotive Applications

Fan Club

Mexico-based manufacturer leapfrogs competition by jumping from metals to thermoplastics Mexico City entrepreneur Javier Robles started Compañia Automotriz De Ventiladores S.A. (CAVSA) in the mid-1980s, manufacturing and supplying aftermarket automotive fans for a wide variety of vehicles. For years, these … Continue reading

Power PLA: Novus Glass Incorporated

New biobased plastic parts are tough like conventional engineering plastics, and colorable too Novus Glass Incorporated began more than four decades ago, when Dr. Frank Werner grew frustrated with having to replace his windshield every time he found a small … Continue reading

Door Carrier Module

Door carriers are large parts that provide an internal frame to which a host of components such as door handles and window regulators are attached to create a unified subassembly. Continue reading

ATV Wheel Beadlock Ring

When HiPer Technology wanted to improve the design of its CF1 carbon fiber wheel rim for ATV sport riders, they turned to RTP Company for assistance in selecting a suitable material for the wheel’s beadlock ring. Continue reading

Automotive Dashboard Lighting

The 2007 Ford Edge uses a polycarbonate light diffusing compound which met challenging automotive standards with the right translucency and impact properties. Continue reading

Shifting Handle

When restyling the Lincoln Navigator’s gear shift, GHSP decided to incorporate a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) instead of PVC into the design. Continue reading

Trunk Release Handle

When launching their new Platinum Lid line of bed covers for pick-up trucks, Astro Cap Manufacturing wanted their release latch to be both functional and stylish. Continue reading

Fairing Brackets

Volvo Trucks have long been recognized for performance, innovation, and value. While smart styling and comfort-laden cabs may be the most noticeable features, perhaps more innovation goes into making these products a value. Continue reading

Seat Handles

Handle assemblies used in Ford Explorers are less expensive to produce, thanks to a family of precolored compounds from RTP Company. Continue reading

Brake Rotor Measuring Probe

When Advantage Plastic Products wanted to help OEM Pro-Cut International cut costs on the probe arms of its Discus Rotor Measuring System, it called on engineers at RTP Company. Continue reading