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Well I have personally seen both types of voids, the reason they would be counted as defects has nothing to do with the part it's self and everything to do with the part being under the specified weight.
So they could have potentially been throwing out good parts by todays standards (based on this process) simply because they had any air/voids at all.
I'm not saying this is a bad process, what I'm saying is standards are dropping.
The question is whether they are dropping or changing? It could very well be that they throw out the plastics that weigh too much as defects now. As long as the plastics hold up while properly doing their job I'm happy. These aren't exactly moving parts at the moment.
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can it be eaten?? lol
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The engine covers are likely just a test run using non-essential parts to find out the plastic's durability. The engine covers get heated, cooled, and shook more than pretty much any other plastic on the car without being important. If the plastics survive there without issue they can move onto other objects like the air intake, the backs of the headlights, non-visible parts of the interior, etc.
I think you missed the point of my comment, I was sarcastic, mocking Ford's cheap quality.
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The question is whether they are dropping or changing? It could very well be that they throw out the plastics that weigh too much as defects now. As long as the plastics hold up while properly doing their job I'm happy. These aren't exactly moving parts at the moment.
It works both ways now if the part is too light or too heavy then there is something wrong with it that won't be worth the time to figure out so they grind it and re-use the material.

I have had many non moving parts break on me from normal type work, they are cheaply made already. I can't imagine that this will make them the same strength or stronger though they will sell it as the same. Besides that have you every tried to buy one of these OEM parts the price rarely reflects the cost of material in the product, the mark-ups should be criminal.

I spent the first 3 years of my working life doing reactive molding, injection molding, slush molding and vacuum forming car parts and unless they are using new cheaper material this will just cheapen the cars and increase their OEM parts orders.
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http://www.gizmag.com/ford-mucell-technology/18357/



Let it be known...

Chocolate cures all the world's ailments!
How did i know you would bring this news to OCN lol.
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See, I thought the Twix bar was the most devious marketing of all.

Back in the day I remember people thinking they were sneaky because they got two bars instead of the usual one.
I choose my candy based on net weight, rather than size now-a-days. In fact, I refuse to buy many candys just for the fact that they are straight out rip-offs made to fool idiots.

I mostly spend my money on "new" and "limited" editions.

But yeah, this car thingy, it's good. Just like honeycomb, now if they could pull that off, we'd see a huge increase in strength!
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I think you missed the point of my comment, I was sarcastic, mocking Ford's cheap quality.
Ford isn't as bad as they used to be, I'd buy them over any other domestic, and I currently own a Chevy (big mistake). My next vehicle will not be a domestic however. Honda/Nissan/Toyota are getting my return business.
     
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OP's avatar LOL
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I really don't see a purpose of engine covers. Surely it will keep heat in, which is never good right? (I am no mech engineer so I may be way off).
I thought plastic was being made with microscopic gas bubbles for many years.
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
Let it be known...

Chocolate cures all the world's ailments!
Car companies should look into pizza. Pizza can be just as good as chocolate!
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