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Optimization of material use

35 % of scrap as monolithic blank

 

 

Laser Welded Blanks can offer a reduction of the gross weight up to 50%. This material optimization have the following advantages:

  • Cost reduction
  • Possibility to vary thickness and grades to improve in – service behaviour performances
  • Sustainable development
  • LCA – Environment 

In order to determine, together with the design departments of the customers, whether a part is suitable as a tailor welded blank or not, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks proposes support for design and cost estimation of the final part. By this approach, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks makes sure that the tailor welded blanks meet not only the technical requirements of the customer but also present an economical interest.

The LWB solutions proposed by ArcelorMittal Tailored blanks have a real economical interest by the optimization of the material utilization done during the blanking step. The nesting of LWB solution in comparison with a standard nesting will tend to a reduction of material use.