The volkswagen group is using the front end made from basf's ultramid plastic in the new passat and sharan models. The application was made possible after its integration into the golf vii, in which a hybrid polypropylene/steel part was replaced by a part made entirely of plastic with ultramid b3wg8 – a process that had basf's complete simulation service. In this way, basf's polyamide 6 ensures that front-ends are considerably lighter than previous models, saving installation time and costs. Polyamide 6 (ultramid b), available globally, is manufactured in certified production plants with process-oriented quality management. Thus, basf satisfies the requirements that car manufacturers have in terms of cost efficiency, reliable supply and flexibility.
The new passat was named european “car of the year” in 2015, thanks to its innovations in terms of safety, design and quality in general, among other features. The front end of the passat is the largest polyamide piece in the vehicle and weighs around 2.6 kg. The ultramid b3wg8 used is reinforced with 40% glass fibers and has an excellent combination Whatsapp phone number list of fatigue strength and mechanical strength. This means that the plastic part has the appropriate rigidity under dynamic loading for the application in question and also meets the car manufacturers' specifications regarding acceleration and vibration behavior of the entire front end and radiator system. Thanks to a modern design, the passat's proportions are much more dynamic.
Featuring a lower body longer wheelbase and larger wheels, among other features. The front end plastic contributes to these innovations by being much thinner than its predecessor and by making better use of the narrow installation space. Simulation with ultrasim: use of more specific data the various dynamic loading situations, some of them very demanding, were calculated for the golf vii with basf's simulation tool ultrasim. It was possible to seamlessly transfer these results to the front- ends in passat and sharan, as ultrasim can be seamlessly integrated into the car manufacturer's simulation system. For this purpose, for example, specific data were used for the simulation of the polyamide part, which accurately describe the effects of temperature, humidity and dynamic loading level.