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Enthusiasts Bees Help Ford Develop Paper Cargo Shelf

18:11  11 january  2018
18:11  11 january  2018 Source:   wheels.ca

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Bees and recycled paper are the secret to a super-strong design that helps the all-new Ford EcoSport to keep driver valuables hidden and safe on the road. The humble beehive has inspired engineers to develop the “ Honeycomb Shelf ” – a lightweight, secret cargo shelf that can support 100 times its

And then there is passenger and cargo volume. Ford says the 2016 Ford Explorer is “mid-size,” but it would have been full-size only a few years ago. NEWS Bees Help Ford Develop Paper Cargo Shelf .

Honeycomb Shelf: ecosport-trunk© Wheels.ca ecosport-trunk

The humble beehive has inspired engineers to develop the “ Honeycomb Shelf ” – a lightweight, secret cargo shelf that can support 100 times its own weight, a strength-to-weight-ratio stronger than steel.

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Coming to Canada later this this, it was developed for the all-new Ford EcoSport SUV and designed to conceal valuables that may be fragile.

The adjustable shelf can support loads of more than 300 kg – heavier than three average adult men, even wearing full beekeeping kit – but weighing less than three kg.

To create the “ Honeycomb Shelf ”, engineers sandwiched a layer of honeycomb-like cells consisting of recycled paper and a water-based glue between two layers of light and durable fibreglass.

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The lightweight solution also benefits fuel efficiency.

a close up of an animal: Honeycomb Shelf© Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Honeycomb Shelf

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