“The final creation is a crank arm that is 25-50% stiffer (depending on the test) at the same weight as the previous generation crank arm and much stronger.”
Using Inspire for concept generation helped Race Face to greatly speed up its product design process while creating a uniquely designed product that is much stronger than its predecessor. Having the ability to generate ideal concepts before starting detailed design in CAD helped to decrease design iterations, while manufacturing constraints such as symmetry and draw
direction helped the team to design a part that was ready to be manufactured using 2D forging.
Race Face has seen the benefits of Inspire for concept generation firsthand. Not only did it help them to create a bicycle crank arm that is stiffer than the previous generation, but
also extremely uniquely designed. Moving forward, the Race Face team plans to continue to use Inspire and hopes to reduce the weight of their designs even more.