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1. (WO2017191610) REPLACEMENT OF METAL STAMPINGS WITH A MESH COMPONENT IN PLASTIC METAL HYBRID PART DESIGNS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/191610    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/052633
Publication Date: Fri Nov 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat May 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B29C 45/14
B29C 45/16
B32B 7/04
B32B 7/08
Applicants: MAGNA EXTERIORS INC.
Inventors: MCPHEE, Joel
Title: REPLACEMENT OF METAL STAMPINGS WITH A MESH COMPONENT IN PLASTIC METAL HYBRID PART DESIGNS
Abstract:
Plastic / mesh hybrid parts and method for manufacturing same, having at least one insert molded metal mesh component and plastic composite overmold. The metal mesh component replaces metal stampings. The mesh component is also a simpler, more cost effective solution and adds incremental stiffness over a plastic only section so design requirements are met.