Cost and functional optimization of a seatbelt pre-tensioning system

A combined seatbelt retractor-pretensioning system consists of around 120 components and is produced by the million. At this customer's request, tech-solute® identified potential for cost reduction in the system and presented these as concept suggestions. Here, as well as alternative materials, particular attention was paid to alternative manufacturing processes and the design. With more than 40 developed and comparatively simple to implement suggestions for improvement, significant savings could be achieved.