Air Bag Manufacturing Process

May 14th, 2015
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• An air bag is an inflatable cushion designed to protect automobile occupants from serious injury in the case of a collision. • Air bag is designed to supplement the protection offered by seat belts which are needed to hold occupant securely in place especially in side impacts, rear impacts, and rollovers.

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Air Bag Manufacturing ProcessAIR BAG MANUFACTURINGPROCESSMuhammad Junaid Ali11-14-11Group :: 5Background An air bag is an inflatable cushion designed toprotect automobile occupants from serious injuryin the case of a collision Air bag is designed to supplement the protectionoffered by seat belts which are needed to holdoccupant securely in place especially in sideimpacts, rear impacts, and rollovers. Upon detecting a collision, air bags inflate instantlyto cushion the exposed occupant with a big gasfilled pillow An air bag consists of an air bag module (containingan inflator or gas generator and an air bag), crashsensors, a diagnostic monitoring unit, a steeringwheel connecting coil, and an indicator lamp.Raw materials An air bag module has three main parts: theair bag, the inflator, and the propellant. Theair bag is sewn from a woven nylon fabric andcan come in different shapes and sizesdepending on specific vehicle requirements.The driver's-side air bag material ismanufactured with a heat shield coating toprotect the fabric from scorching, especiallynear the inflator assembly, duringdeployment. Talcum powder or corn starch is also used tocoat the air bag; either substance preventsthe fabric from sticking together and makes iteasier to assemble. Newer silicone andurethane coated air bag materials requirelittle or no heat shield coating, althoughtalcum powder or corn starch will probablystill be used as a pro

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