Hendrickson, Intl., and Delphi Auto develop bumper
February 1, 2001
WOODRIDGE, Ill. - Hendrickson International and Delphi Automotive Systems are developing a composite bumper for the bus and medium- and heavy-duty truck markets.The composites, originally developed fo...
WOODRIDGE, Ill. – Hendrickson International and Delphi Automotive Systems are developing a composite bumper for the bus and medium- and heavy-duty truck markets.
The composites, originally developed for the aerospace industry, are lighter than steel, aluminum or magnesium by up to 80 per cent, helping to provide improved fuel economy, lower emissions, and increased payload capacity.
These corrosion-resistant composite materials could eliminate the need for painting while offering more freedom to vehicle designers to develop unique styling and aerodynamic features, the companies claim. n
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