Invented by Robert Crandall, Cord Group LLC
The Market For Extruded Support Member For Facilitation of Vehicle Access and Related Methods
Aluminum extrusions have many applications in vehicles, and are particularly popular for ladder frames, subframes, cross-members and battery boxes due to their light weight yet strength and ease of working with.
Another key advantage of aluminum is its variety of shapes. This gives designers more freedom when crafting sections. Furthermore, aluminium reduces weight and helps manufacturers meet emissions regulations.
The market for Extruded Support Member to Facilitate Vehicle Access and Related Methods is expected to experience substantial growth over the forecast period. With rising demand for lightweight vehicles and increasing usage of aluminum extruded products per vehicle, this market has been propelled forward at an impressive clip.
Furthermore, government initiatives and incentives for electric cars have further fuelled this industry’s expansion. Forecasts indicate that this market will experience significant expansion in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe over the forecast period.
Extruded products can be found in a range of industries, such as building & construction, electrical & electronics, automotive and more. These items are created by melting and molding high-volume polymers in an ongoing process.
These products come in a range of shapes and sizes, which can be tailored for different applications. They may be constructed out of materials like stainless steel, plastic, or copper.
This product is primarily utilized in the automotive and electrical industries for various purposes such as structural components, electrical insulators, and heat sinks.
Some of the primary drivers driving this market include increased investments in building and construction activities and rising demand for lightweight vehicles. Furthermore, aluminum prices have been volatile recently, making it challenging for companies in this space to expand or invest in new technologies.
Furthermore, the market for aluminum extrusions is facing environmental concerns such as increased customer pressure to reduce emissions. Production of these extrusions consumes significant amounts of energy which can be costly and harmful to the environment.
Based on application, the global market for this product is divided into building & construction, electrical & electronics, industrial, and automotive. Of these sectors, building & construction are projected to hold the largest share of the market throughout the forecast period.
The global market for this product is forecast to expand at a steady rate during the forecast period. From 2021-2030, it is anticipated that this market will experience a compound annual growth rate of 4.6%.
Market Segmentation by Application
The global market for Extruded support members to facilitate vehicle access and related methods is experiencing rapid growth. The increasing use of aluminum in automobiles as well as aerospace & defense applications are some of the major driving forces in this space.
However, aluminum extrusions face competition from other materials such as stainless steel, copper, plastics and composites. This is primarily due to the growing demand for lightweight products that are cost-effective and energy-efficient – particularly in the automotive sector.
Despite these challenges, the global aluminum extrusion market is expected to experience substantial growth during the forecast period. This market presents a lucrative business opportunity for those operating within it.
Technavio’s report on the aluminum extrusion market highlights key trends and opportunities within this industry. It also examines key drivers and challenges impacting growth within this space, providing an in-depth assessment of key players and their competitive strategies.
The aluminum extrusion market is primarily driven by the rapidly developing automobile industry in Asia Pacific. Major players within this region include Hindalco Industries Limited, Arconic Corporation, Norsk Hydro ASA, Constellium N.V., Kaiser Aluminum and Alupco.
This market is supported by a large consumer base and growing disposable incomes. Furthermore, the increasing production of consumer goods such as computer devices, audio/video systems, and appliances are expected to drive growth throughout the forecast period.
The global aluminum extrusion market is composed of five regions: North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East & Africa and South America. Of these regions, APAC is predicted to hold the majority of market share during the forecast period due to growing automobile demand in China and India as well as government initiatives to promote transport infrastructure development.
Market Segmentation by Material
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Market Segmentation by End-User
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The Cord Group LLC invention works as followsSupport devices are described and their components. The support device allows for vehicle access and includes an extended support member, brackets to mount the elongate member to a vehicle, as well as a step attached to the elongate member. After attaching the step to the support members, the step can be moved relative to the vehicle.
Background for Extruded support member for facilitation of vehicle access and related methods
Vehicles are able to transport people and goods over long distances. Many vehicles have easy access to their passenger compartments or are low enough that they can be accessed from the ground. However, there are some vehicles that may pose a problem for those who do not have such accessible areas. Pickup trucks, off-road vehicles and sport-utility cars are some examples of vehicles that make it more difficult to access passenger compartments. Pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles, off-road vehicles, and?raised? automobiles and other. These types of vehicles may have a passenger compartment or several compartments that are too high for children, elderly, or infirm adults, or even for normal-abled adults.
There are many solutions to the problem of passenger compartment access. These include running boards, step-ladders attached to the seat, and handles that can be used to help passengers lift themselves up. Existing solutions have some drawbacks. These include twisting due to applied weight, trapping dirt and other debris and inability to adjust mounting position. It is also difficult or impossible to modify or remove.
Support assemblies are also known as running boards and can be used with vehicles to help passengers and riders enter and exit vehicles. These support assemblies can be used to support the feet and weight of a person during ingress and exit from a vehicle.
An example support assembly or runningboard has an extended support member that attaches to a vehicle via one of several brackets. The support member can be secured or added to with one or more steps. You can position and attach the one or more steps at various points along the length. This allows the user to position the steps at the right locations for riders and passengers.
Each step can contain at least two parts, including a first and second step. Rotatable parts can be used to move the first step piece relative to the second. The second part of the step can be attached to the support member. It can also be moved along the length the support member.
The first step piece that is rotatable may have a platform that allows for stepping. This platform can rotate to position it over or above the upper surface of the support members, such as when the part is folded over. The step platform can be found below the support member’s upper surface by rotating the first part of the step to an extended position. In the extended position, the step platform can be found below the support member’s lower surface.
One or more decorative covers may be placed on the support member next to, but not far from, a step. The decorative covers may have the same shape as the first part of the step. The decorative covers are movable and can be attached at various points along the lengths of the support members. These decorative covers can be used for aesthetic purposes as well as load bearing.
Each step can have a projection to allow sliding engagement with a channel or groove on the support member. This will permit sliding and engagement.
Aspects further of the invention include a support device to facilitate access to vehicles. It comprises: an elongate member having a length; brackets to mount the elongate member to a vehicle; and a step that is attached to the extruded elongate member. The step has at most a first and second step parts. The step is moveable along the length and relative to the second part after it is fastened to its elongate member.
A decorative cover may be attached to the elongated member. The decorative cover can be placed along the length the support member.
The decorative cover can include a top leg and a shorter lower leg. The top leg can be attached to the support member so that it is higher than the bottom leg.
The length of the step platform can be longer than that of the second part. The folded-over position allows the step platform with a longer length to be placed above the second step, elevationwise.
When a decorative cover is placed adjacent to a step, and the step is in its folded over position the step member with the longer length can be positioned along the same height as the top leg. The bottom leg has a shorter length.
An end cap can be attached to the end of an elongated support person. As an example, a support member may have two ends. Two end caps can be added to cover these ends.
The decorative cover can be made of a plastic material. Extruded aluminum can be used as a support member.
The 3D printer can print the decorative cover. The printed end cap can have a recessed area and a surface. It can also include numbers or decorative text on the surface.
Aspects further of the invention include a method of manufacturing a support device to access a vehicle. This includes attaching brackets along the length of the member so that it can attach to a car through the brackets; attaching brackets to support members to stop relative movement of the member along the length of the member; attaching a step to the member to secure the step; wherein the step can be rotatable relative the supportmember to allow the step to move from a folded position to an extended position
The method may include the mounting of a decorative cover next to the step.
The step may consist of a first and second step parts, wherein the first part is moveable relative to the other.
The method consists of mounting one or more light elements on the step.
The method may also include mounting one or more light components to the first part of the process, such as the step platform of a first part.Click here to view the patent on Google Patents.