JSAE Exposition 2016: Latest weight saving technologies

Toyota Boshoku, Daikyo Nishikawa, Aisin Chemical, Magna, and more

2016/07/26

Summary

Lightweight foamed door trim and conventional door trim
Lightweight foamed door trim (right) and conventional door trim (left) displayed by Toyota Boshoku

  A wide variety of automotive parts that had weight-saving technologies implemented were exhibited at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2016.

  Toyota Boshoku Corporation exhibited a foamed door trim that is 30% lighter than conventional products. Daikyo Nishikawa Corporation displayed a plastic lift gate that is 5kg lighter than comparable products made of steel. Aisin Chemical Co., Ltd. unveiled a resin oil pan that is used widely in Europe, but has not received much adoption in Japan. Magna International showed off an aluminum oil pan used in General Motors' 8-speed automatic transmission.

  Sumitomo Electric Industries displayed a prototype seat frame made of magnesium alloys. Delta Kogyo presented a lightweight seat concept, and Aisin Takaoka showcased die-quenched (hot pressed) products.

 

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