The winners will be announced on Nov. 6, 2019 during the 49th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.  SMC/LMC rear trunk components, a finalist for the SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Source | SPE Automotive The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE, Troy, Mich., U.S.) has announced the finalists for its 49thannual Automotive Innovation Awards Competition. Nominations were first subjected to a pre-qualification review and then were presented before a panel of industry experts on Sept. 26-27, 2019. That panel sent forward the category finalists to the Blue Ribbon judging round, which was held Oct. 4, 2019. Category and Grand Award winners selected during the Blue Ribbon judging round will be announced on Nov. 6, 2019 during the 49th SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.  Description: Additive Manufacturing was used to produce a single tooling insert (lifter) that replaced two conventionally machined lifters to mold an injection molded sunglass stowage bin. That enabled design changes to produce a deeper pocket with a heavier undercut that still could be molded without hotspots, warpage or demolding issues and without needing to switch to a m...