Philosophy and technology to reduce seat weight


In the Ultraleichtbausitz project, vehicle seat construction and design was reconsidered with a view to weight reduction. The result is a seat weight of 10kg, enabled by an innovative ‘xFK in 3D’ hybrid frame structure, which complements metal additive manufacturing. The secret of the diet? A lightweight philosophy of having the right material at exactly the right place, and only as much material as needed. Could this project influence future aircraft seating design?

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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