Lightweight Seat Design

Lightweight Seat Design

Lightweight Seat Design

The Challenge

  • lightweight-seatHalf the weight
  • Cost effective at low volume
  • Meet safety criteria
  • Comfortable
  • Functionality
  • Fully funded design and tooling
  • Fit any Vehicle (Modular)

Our Solution

Our lightweight seat design consists of a hybrid composite frame utilising :-

  • Carbon fibre tube used in the marine industry.
  • Mass produced mechanisms from the automotive industry
  • Joined by cast modular nodal interfaces

Resulting in a seat structure that can be tailored for your specific styles and applications.

A two part trim support system :-

  • Semi structural expanded polypropylene base
  • Contoured polyurethane foam topper to ensure optimal weight and comfort.

Building on the best of the high volume automotive mechanisms, designed to be legislation compliant in order to maximise the benefit of known strength, quality and reliability of already proven materials and assemblies.

The Result

  • 50% weight reduction
  • Competitively priced
  • Meets safety legislation
  • Pressure mapped comfort
  • Standard mechanisms
  • Customisable appearance
  • Modular design
  • £150K invested so you don’t have to

Resultant Seat Weight: 7.9kg

Seat Design Concept

Our engineers provide innovative designs, push the boundaries and think outside the traditional box.

Seat Development

Speedy and accurate development direct from 2D or 3D CAD data for high accuracy

Seat Production

Cost effective low volume production using Tier 1 tools and techniques to best effect

Seat Design

In House Design using the most up to date techniques to deliver professional CAD designs