Auto manufacturer Magna International (Troy, MI) has won an Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE; Bethel, CT) for its unique laser cutting and welding process for front and rear fascias on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The company received the top award in the Process/Assembly/Enabling Technologies category at SPE's Automotive Division 2016 Innovation Awards Competition & Gala, held November 9th in Livonia, MI. The process, which can be applied to other plastic exterior components, is used instead of punch and ultrasonic welding, providing greater flexibility for lower-volume programs.
|Magna won an Innovation Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers for its unique process of laser cutting and welding front and rear fascias for the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Magna received the top award in the Process/Assembly/Enabling Technologies category at SPE’s Automotive Division 2016 Innovation Awards Competition & Gala on Nov. 9th in Livonia, Mi. (Credit: CNW Group/Magna International Inc.)|
This latest honor for the company comes on the heels of a near sweep at the SPE Central Europe Automotive Awards in October 2016, where the company won five awards, including the Grand Award for a unique, lightweight skid plate made for a premium European automaker. The laser cutting and welding process also won the SPE Detroit Chapter's Innovation Award in the exteriors category in October.
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