PARIS – A team of DaimlerChrysler AG suppliers and the auto maker have developed new quality standards for making premium body panels of composites. The rear deck lid of the Mercedes-Benz CL coupe was the guinea pig of the Triple C program, for Compound, Characterization and Consistency. "Advanced design freedom and the possibility to integrate antenna systems," says Thomas Schuh, manager of body polymer components at DaimlerChrysler, are the reasons behind choosing SMC, or ...

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