WEBINAR: The advantages of converting a steel-intensive vehicle body to aluminum
July 6, 2023
In this free, 60-minute webinar, Mark White, Technical Director of Alumobility, will present the results of a study converting a steel-intensive body-in-white (BIW) to a fully aluminum BIW.
The study’s first phase consisted of a geometry carry-over with a gauge and grade conversion. Its second phase focused on topology, optimizing geometry along with gauge and grade.
Key topics and takeaways:
- Understand how aluminum offers a 40% weight save versus a steel-intensive vehicle (SIV) BIW reference while achieving all safety and BIW performance targets
- Learn how converting steel parts and designing for aluminum can reduce part count by 12%
- Discover how converting from a SIV BIW to an aluminum-intensive vehicle AIV BIW W allows for a 24% reduction in joint count
- Learn how an aluminum BIW offers a 65% reduction in gauge and grade complexity versus a steel-intensive reference