Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-32-0069

Development of a Lightweight Seat Bottom Frame for Two-Wheeled Vehicles Utilizing Injection Foam Molding 2003-32-0069

Because the seat bottom of a scooter, which has luggage box under the seat, needs a high rigidity, and it tends an increase of the weight, therefore lightening is required. The application of the injection foam molding was examined to lighten the seat bottom of polypropylene (PP) resin.
The injection foam molding is a molding method applicable by a simple modifying to ordinary injection molding machine, and it will enable lightening and making a high rigidity. By CAE analysis and the injection foam molding method, over 15% of lightening and the equal cost were achieved compared with the ordinary one.


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