Crash Test Dummies Get Older and Better with 3D Printed Parts

Appeared in: Design2Part 

The crash test dummy has come of age over many decades as the gold standard for safety testing of automobiles. Organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and other agencies throughout the world continually update the requirements for driver and passenger protection. These updates require automakers to invest significant resources to ensure that their vehicles pass muster—and that the crash dummies they use in their cars realistically reflect what happens in the type of collisions these groups will be testing.

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