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Successful use of 3D printing in the manufacturing of airbag housing container

As Joyson Safety Systems project and application, it is the first functional prototype to be produced with Laser Sintering process by using CRP Technology’s Carbon reinforced composite material Windform® SP

Joyson Safety Systems’ Core innovations team started a project to explore and deep dive into the Additive Manufacturing field, also pointing out to its possibilities and potentials to discover new processes and materials to use for the manufacturing of airbag housing container.
The performance of the DAB housing part is extremely essential, due to the fact that it’s a safety component in the vehicle.

The Joyson Safety Systems’ Core innovations team explains, “after running some market analysis in order to find out the most suitable material and process that could deliver the required performance, we came across the CRP Technology’s Windform® TOP-LINE family of composite material and, specifically, the Windform® SP.
Windform® SP brought our attention to the fact that it’s a material produced from polyamide PA grades and reinforced with Carbon fiber as a powder form material, and it has almost the required and even better performance for our application.”

Thanks to the collaboration with CRP Technology and to the use of Laser Sintering manufacturing process and Windform® SP Carbon composite material, it was possible to produce a functional prototype and to test it in a complete airbag module within a short period.
The test has led to very good results as the material exhibits an excellent mechanical performance in terms of high strength and impact resistance as well a good thermal stability between a low and high range of temperatures (RT; 23°C, -35°C & 85°C).

The most innovative aspect about Joyson Safety Systems project and application is the fact that this is the first functional prototype of a DAB housing to be produced with SLS process using a composite material, Windform® SP, which exhibits an excellent mechanical performance in terms of high strength and impact resistance as well a good thermal stability –
Joyson Safety Systems’ Core innovations team

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Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.