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Worlds first plastics rear axle using BASF polymer is produced.

World's first rear axle transmission crossbeam made of plastic in the S-Class from Mercedes-Benz

The world's first plastic transmission crossbeam in the rear axle subframe has been developed by ContiTech Vibration Control and BASF for the S-Class from Mercedes-Benz. It is made from the engineering plastic Ultramid® A3WG10 CR, a specialty polyamide from BASF which is particularly reinforced and optimized to withstand high mechanical loads. Compared to the previous beam made from die-cast aluminum, this highly durable component offers a weight saving of 25%.

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Imagine in the not too distant, garages printing out parts on 3D printers for installation, no more parts warehouses or logistics supply chain, save for the blocks of printing material.
Posted on 10/08/15 09:34.

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