Development of Super Lightweight Pedal Brackets for Mazda Motor Corporation

Presentation by Hideyuki Inaba, Asahi Kasei.

Asahi Kasei fuses topology optimization technology and resin design technology, and developed superlight weight pedal bracket for Mazda Motor Corporation. Although the metal brake bracket for the current MX-5 is lightweight, we could propose a lightweight design that is reduced by over 80% by optimizing it for plastic. In addition, we proposed a very small and super lightweight plastic design for brake pedal bracket, clutch pedal bracket and clutch pedal for newly developed models. This time we will introduce the breakthrough design of these parts and present a development history

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