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66 P131 Glass Dampening System*

Number of Students:
Up to 2
Develop an improved glass dampening system for truck mirrors with larger glass areas to achieve better performance for vibrations with the added bonus of reduced cost and less complexity if possible. Currently two plastic grommets for manual mirrors and two metal springs for electric mirrors dampen the main glass on the P131 mirrors. The spotter glass currently uses two of the plastic grommets from manual mirrors but the CIP team is developing a separate plastic grommet for the spotter glass. This is a large number of parts that perform the same function. Surely these parts could be commonised to accommodate all the applications. Alternatively, the parts could be removed altogether and a shape put into the case to dampen the pins.
Industrial Sponsor:
Schefenacker Vision Systems

Ben Cazzolato