Perfect parallelism in panoramic roof through active platen control


Taking center stage at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Plastic Technology (Nagoya, Japan) stand at the recent IPF show near Tokyo was a massive panoramic roof molded by Toyota Industries for a long wheelbase version of the hybrid Prius vehicle available in Japan. The roof measured between 1050 and 1190 mm in width, and 1460 mm in length. Molded on a 3000emR-47-/160 two-component electric press (technically a hybrid press as final clamping is hydraulic) from Mitsubishi, the transparent PC component was 5 mm thick, while the black PC alloy frame was 3 mm thick. Overall shot weight was 12 kg.
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