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RIGHTWEIGHT Challenge 3

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Challenge purpose: The design and development of a bench frame for the second row of seating in a Light Commercial Vehicle in composite material 

About the challenge:

Challenge summary

Design and development of a bench frame for the second row of seating in a Light Commercial Vehicle in composite material to replace the existing metal bench frame construction.

Main section of application:

  • Automotive

Main cross-cutting topics:

  • Design & smart functions
  • Manufacturing & assembly


Scope of the challenge

  • Creating a lightweight construction with a weight reduction of min. 30%
  •  Development of a bench frame construction while taking into account the automotive safety requirements such as: ECE R14, ECE R17 and ECE R145.
  • Gain more knowledge in construction with alternative materials, similar performance.


What is the existing situation?  

  • Metal bench frame construction of 45 kg
  • Bench construction is a supporting construction and has multiple safety requirements for the automotive industry: ECE R14, ECE R17 and ECE R145


Challenge objectives

Teamwork effort on creating:

  • Lightweight solution (reduction of min. 30%)
  • Price level around the same or lower than existing, information at a later stage.
  • A positive outcome of safety tests and FEM analysis.


Can you provide a solution to this challenge?
More information can be found here: https://www.rightweightnwe.com/application-form

Source: RIGHTWEIGHT

Cluster NMWP.NRW

Der Landescluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW handelt im öffentlichen Auftrag mit Sitz in Düsseldorf und entstand 2009 im Rahmen der Exzellenzinitiative der nordrhein-westfälischen Landesregierung zur Stärkung der Position NRWs in den Bereichen...more...