Pressload

Overview

PressLoad is a low-cost component particularly suitable for high-volume mass production as it can be manufactured from a range of metal sheets (cold forming) or thermoplastic materials (thermoforming/injection moulding). The fundamental structure of the PressLoad principle, whether in its raw shape or sandwiched, makes it possible for wiring to pass along the panel / energy absorber.
Features

Excellent energy absorption-to-weight ratio
Cost-efficient
Recyclable
Repeatable and consistent HIC values
Flexible design
Temperature stability
Good performance under angular impacts
Ageing stability
Minimum packaging space
Exceptional flexural properties when sandwiched
A recently completed test programme shows that PressLoad performs on a level equal to Honeycomb and outperforms other energy absorbers such as PUR Foam, EPS and plastic ribs.
In addition to its superior performance, PressLoad allows for a low-cost, fully automated production method for high quantities; plastic injection moulding.

Material range

Pressload’s geometry provides an excellent performance level through its use of various materials and different processes (injection moulding and thermo/cold forming). These materials include:

Thermoplastics (PP, PC, ABS/PC, etc.)
Metals (aluminium alloys, magnesium, steel, etc.)
Thermoplastics
Other materials upon request
Applications

Occupant protection:

Roof lining
A, B and C pillars
Dashboards
Footwell
Side impact
Grab handles
Anti-submarining
Pedestrian protection:

Bonnets
Bumpers
‘Tailored’ applications available to specific customer requirements.
Services at a glance
Cellbond offers complete packages of engineering and manufacturing services including injection moulding and tool making. Further services include:

Consultancy
Design
Prototyping
Simulation (FE modelling)
Dynamic, static and climatic testing
Full-scale production

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