Technology Project Development of Lightweight Components based on Bionic Structures

Scope of performance:

  1. Concept development
  2. Design and Simulation at case studies.
  3. Feasibility and Optimization with Customer.
  4. Development transfer to other vehicle parts.


  • 10 -20% Weight reduction of the headrest with sufficient rigidity and comparable tooling costs.
  • Strengthen the Lightweight Development Cluster.


  • Design ProposalBasedon a Diatomeen.
  • One tool, 2 equal shells connected with a live hinge.
  • Ther od gets non-detachably catched by a clip connection.
  • 120g weight(HD-PE) -> ca. 40% weight reduction to the base version.
  • Proposal offers the opportunity to foam the part directly to realize further savings.

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