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headlamp

1. Lighting device fitted to a vehicle and used to provide illumination on the road. 2. A lamp strapped to the forehead of a surgeon or miner, enabling light to be directed where required leaving both hands free.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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At Chinaplas last month, Engel Austria presented for the very first time a time- and cost-saving method of injection molding 22-mm-thick PMMA lenses for automotive headlamps. Cooling such thick parts without distortion presents a challenge, which has been overcome in the past by molding the lens in successive layers of the same material.
Demand for materials with higher heat resistance has been growing fast and in some cases outpacing supply, driven by thinner and more complex consumer electronics, highly styled automotive headlamps, and lightweighting in the aerospace industry.
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Industrial Dielectrics is introducing a polyester BMC grade for automotive headlamps that's tailored for dimensional stability and low emissions under high heat.
In the 1980s, polycarbonate's clarity, light weight, and impact resistance made it the ideal replacement for glass in automotive headlamps. For car makers, the use of PC brought vast new potential for front-end design.

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