The Improvement

Created tubular design with minimal use of stampings.

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The Benefits 

1. The use of a tubular design allows the ability to change with little or no re-tooling.

2. Eliminated two stampings.

3. Reduced to two bends.

4. Piece cost savings of 11%.

5. Reduced part coating to visible areas only.


Kneebolster Case

Spare Wheel Carrier Lift

The Improvement

Simplified the design to eliminate multiple components while offering significant mass and piece cost savings.


The Benefits 

1. Achieved 68% cost savings.

2. Number of pieces reduced from 6 to 3.

3. Achieved better packaging to vehicle.

3. Flexibility of design will allow for application to multiple vehicle platforms.