Case Study 1, led by the worldwide automotive supplier TENNECO, consisted in the development of an hybrid shock absorber.
The concept was to develop a composite loop of the shock absorber bottom and integrate it with the shock absorber body.
The challenge was to achieve a strong and sealed connection between the loop and the body.
The advantage sought was to reduce the shock absorber weight and simplify the production process.
The resulted on the connection strength were very promising and the prototype allowed to achieve 16% Weight Save and estimate a 18% Life Cycle Cost Decrease.
Life Cycle Cost (percentage of cost decrease)18%