Published On: Mon, Nov 29th, 2010

Trelleborg develops lightweight and cost-saving hybrid brake pedal

Responding to market demand for weight reduction of manufactured car components, Trelleborg Automotive has launched an innovative lightweight hybrid brake pedal.

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The new hybrid brake pedal incorporates a design that blends glass fiber reinforced plastic and metal, a combination which, according to the manfuacturer, delivers a weight saving of between 30% and 50% compared to traditional, metal brake pedals.

The new pedal also enables cost-savings as a result of a more efficient production process that ensures faster assembly of the final product.

As introduced, the new Trelleborg brake pedal is manufactured using a stamping process that is quick and cost-effective. The metal insert is over-molded at the plastic injection stage, a process using innovative water injection technology to fuse glass fiber reinforced plastic with metal, creating a tubular body and delivering the complete and final assembly in a one-step process.

 

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