Procedure for Crowbar Testing Structurally Bonded Plastic Assemblies
|Publication Date:||1 November 2018|
Note: Nothing in this standard supercedes applicable laws and regulations.
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Purpose. This qualitative test procedure is used to evaluate structurally bonded plastic assemblies.
Applicability. Typical assemblies include bonded inner panel to outer panel and reinforcements to inner and/or outer panel. Parts include doors, hoods, headlamp covers, body panels, spoilers, instrument panels, etc.
Remarks. Plastics may include, but are not limited to, fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), sheet molding compound (SMC), and engineering thermoplastics or thermoplastic alloys such as Xenoy. Also included as a substrate would be primed metal for applications where plastic is bonded to metal.