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Innovation Planets Parts - MOBILITY

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2022 Toyota Tundra™ Composite Seatback

L&L Products

Genesis of your product. why and for whom?

Toyota wanted greater functionality with their seating system. This is the first interior application to use L&L Products''s Continuous Composite Systems (TM) (CCS(TM)) technology taking an all-steel assembly that contained 60 stamped and welded parts and integrating it into 4 composite parts.

Benefits for the final customers?

  • Decreased cost by 20%
  • Decreased mass by 20%
  • Fewer quality issues vs steel frame
  • Fewer parts means less scrap and manufacturing costs
  • Overmolded pultrusion increases impact, strength and rigidity of the back frame by 60%
  • Pultrusion can absorb nearly 7 times more energy compared to aluminum.

The product : materials and processes

CCS(TM) are continuous fiber-reinforced composite materials that can be used as a carrier when combined with our highly engineered sealants and/or structural adhesives. This two-dimensional part is designed to provide strength, stiffness, and rigidity to a lightweight structure. L&L''s team of engineers bring extensive CAE modeling capabilities and can produce and optimize unusual part designs.

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