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1. (WO2017037297) METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PANEL OF A VEHICLE TAILGATE AND ASSOCIATED PANEL

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/037297    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/070885
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 06 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: B60J 5/10
Applicants: FLEX-N-GATE FRANCE
Inventors: IMBERT, Didier
Title: METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PANEL OF A VEHICLE TAILGATE AND ASSOCIATED PANEL
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a panel (1) of a vehicle tailgate, which includes the following steps: providing a panel (1), including: a body (2) defined at the periphery thereof by an edge (4), made of thermoplastic material; a linking member (6) secured to the edge and intended for being secured to the vehicle; at least one reinforcement (8) secured to the edge and to the linking member at a predetermined position; determining an area of maximum mechanical stress (26) generated in the edge near the linking member during at least one operating condition of the vehicle tailgate, and determining the shape and the position of the reinforcement in accordance with the predetermined maximum mechanical stress area, such that the reinforcement spans the maximum mechanical stress area.