Jounce bumper hits the road in Europe: Improved suspension performance at lower cost

Automaker Fiat has adopted an integrated jounce bumper system on its Punto model that integrates several components into one to deliver better performance and a lower system cost.

The component is the result of an integrated design, materials and processing approach by a team from DuPont (Wilmington, DE), Fiat, processor Insit Industria (Torino, Italy), and injection blow molding machine builder Ossberger (Weissenburg/Bayern, Germany). Together they developed a novel approach that employs a thermoplastic elastomer and improves driving dynamics and passenger comfort, essential in Fiat vehicles. The part will be featured at the K Show, 16th to 23rd October in Düsseldorf, at the DuPont exhibit in Hall 06, C43.

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