2022 Toyota Tundra™ Composite Seatback
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.