Insert-molded side airbag cover is industry first

The insert-molded side airbag cover mounted in the front seat of the 2013 Ford Fusion incorporates several design innovations. The bracket/cover assembly is designed to be both the mounting surface for the seat side airbag as well as be integral to both performance and cosmetic function.

The thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) grade (TT914 CNP TPO) that forms the Class-A cosmetic surface was supplied by Mitsubishi Chemical USA (Chesapeake, VA). Tooling was fabricated by Great Lakes Mold & Engineering (Shelby Twp., MI). The part was processed by Atlantic Precision Products. The system supplier is Autoliv.

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