form rib

form rib

form rib
Formed web-extruded rib.
A nonstructural member of an airfoil meant to preserve the shape of the airfoil.
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Featured in the new Opel Astra OPC sport coupe, it consists of a preform of continuous-glass fabric impregnated with nylon, which is placed in an injection mold and overmolded with impact-modified, short-glass reinforced nylon to form ribs and edges.
They are assembled using massive bolts to form ribs resembling conventional warren trusses.