The Cycolac Research Vehicle

While doing some research, I came across an article about this car with a body that was thermoformed from ABS in 1960’s. Several prototypes were built by Borg Warner to promote their new plastic, ABS. This is the best article I could find that explained the history of these cars.

A Condensed Version of the CRV/Piranha Story

The Piranha was a kit car that was inspired by the Cycolac Research Vehicle. Here are some photos of a surviving Piranha

The Piranha Kit Car

Here is another article that has a lot of good photos

ASA: The Lesser Known Cousin of ABS

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How exactly did the word cousin become synonymous with similarity? How many times have you heard someone refer to one thing being the close cousin to another thing like granite is a close cousin of marble or a planet in a distant solar system being Earth’s cousin? I don’t know about you but I am not that much like any of my cousins. Maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, you could say that ASA is a close cousin to ABS. ASA is ABS with one ingredient changed out.

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All About ABS

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Not those kind of abs

While everyone reading this has at least some familiarity with ABS, I wanted to take a more in depth look at ABS and how it’s made. As it turns out, there are several methods for making this commonly used material and knowing how it’s made might help you recommend the right material to your customer.

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