KIYOSU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has developed a large radiator grille that boldly ornaments the front face of automobiles with a mesh that is larger than previous grilles. This large grille will be used on the new Lexus LS.
In previous grilles for Lexus (spindle grilles), the mesh section within the plated frame was divided into upper and lower parts that were combined. Now, using simulation technology for the plastic flow during forming, Toyoda Gosei has been able to make the mesh section a single piece by modifying the structure of the mold. This achieves a large dynamic form suited to the face of a premium sedan.
Moreover, accessory parts to connect the upper and lower parts are no longer needed with the single piece mesh. This means that the weight could be kept below that of previous products while the size was increased about 10 percent, contributing to lighter vehicle weights.
About Toyoda Gosei
Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei Group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and satisfaction to customers worldwide.