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[GM] Ford Turns To Chocolate Bar To Develop Lighter Plastic Components.

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http://www.gizmag.com/ford-mucell-technology/18357/

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...Now engineers at Ford have turned to the tasty treat for inspiration to produce lighter plastic parts for Ford's vehicles. Plastic parts have traditionally been a difficult area to save weight without sacrificing strength and durability, but by looking to the Aero chocolate bar they have produced a lighter plastic by introducing gas bubbles into the plastic as it is molded. The result is a microscopic honeycomb structure that Ford says saves weight by reducing the amount of plastic used without compromising the integrity of the part.
Let it be known...

Chocolate cures all the world's ailments!
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I love those Aero bars.
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I recently drove a ford focus rental car. And if the crap inside of it wasn't cheap and light wasn't bad enough.
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Who cares how weak a plastic engine cover is. All it's going to do is light on fire if there's a fire under the hood.

I took mine off and never had an issue except in keeping the valve cover clean.
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I'm glad their cheap engine covers will now be lighter..
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I'm glad their cheap engine covers will now be lighter..
What about the Ford Galaxie?

Which also happens to be a fantastic chocolate bar.

Don't you see? It all comes back to that sweet chocolate!
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I'm just waiting for Land Rover to take their inspiration from a Yorkie. Their vehicles will be harder than diamonds, which, as we know, is the hardest metal known to man.
    
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I'm just waiting for Land Rover to take their inspiration from a Yorkie. Their vehicles will be harder than diamonds, which, as we know, is the hardest metal known to man.
Diamond isn't a metal...
    
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Diamond isn't a metal...
He meant adamantium
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I'm just waiting for Land Rover to take their inspiration from a Yorkie. Their vehicles will be harder than diamonds, which, as we know, is the hardest metal mineral known to man.
Fixed.
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