Floor rocker reinforcement

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Floor rocker reinforcement – SPE Automotive finalist 

  • SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition 2015 finalist – Category: Safety
  • OEM Make & Model: 2015 FCA US LLC Jeep Renegade SUV
  • Tier Supplier/Processor: Proma Group / Redstamp
  • Material Supplier / Toolmaker: SABIC / Redstamp
  • Material / Process: Noryl GTX 910 MPPE/PA / injection molding
  • Description: An optimized MPPE/PA 6 honeycomb geometry in a plastic/metal hybrid proved to be a very efficient energy-absorbing crash-box structure in this floor rocker reinforcement. Not only is the component E-coat capable, but it is very easy to assemble into the vehicle’s BIW. Since the plastic honeycomb is integrally attached to 2 steel flanges during injection molding, no structural adhesives are needed. The mixed-material solution took 1 kg of weight out of the BIW, saved approximately 10%, and contributed tooling savings vs. previous steel solutions.
Floor rocker reinforcement

Floor rocker reinforcement (source: SPE)

 

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