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Development of a Plastic Throttle Body Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017580D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23

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Paul Daly, Auburn Hills Jim Vanderveen, Auburn Hills [+details]


Since the large scale production of plastic throttle bodies in 1994 there have been a number of further introductions. The universal adaptation of plastic for the throttle body has not yet occurred. This idea deals with design approaches and processing solutions to facilitate low cost precision manufacturing with test results of actual parts made by these approaches. The existing approach to plastic throttle body production has been to imitate the metal parts, including the butterfly feature, that have existed since the first cars were built. Through the years the metal parts have evolved but always stayed with the butterfly concept.