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Laser Welded Blanks – A key enabler to lighter and stronger automotive steel solutions

How can ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks help carmakers achieve their weight, safety and cost targets?

Missed the live webinar on 4 June - no worries: register now to watch the recorded version of the webinar at your convenience. The recorded version will be available until June 2016.


How can ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks help carmakers achieve their weight, safety and cost targets?
In this webinar we will focus on the benefits of LWB’s applications:
• Highlighting the advantages of LWBs in combination with hot stamping technology
• Showcasing the weight saving potential of LWBs by showing examples of innovative solutions

Specialists will outline the welding process required for hot stamped applications, including the laser ablation process and quality systems.
This webinar inludes practical cases, for example the Hot Stamped Laser Welded Blank Door Ring used for the first time in Honda's Acura MDX.

Finally, you will learn how ArcelorMittal’s co-engineering approach can help carmakers implementing LWB solutions and taking advantage of ArcelorMittal’s global footprint.

Hosted by AMS, presented by ArcelorMittal experts

This webinar is hosted by Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) and will be presented by:

Todd Baker 


President of ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas.

Philippe Baudon 



 CEO of ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Europe and Asia.

Philippe Miclotte


COO of ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Europe and Asia. In addition to overseeing operations, Philippe is in charge of developing and implementing the industrial solutions necessary to meet even more stringent customer requirements in Welded Blanks, with a specific focus on the fast growing segment for Hot Stamping. 

Gagan Tandon


Director, Product Development of ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas. Gagan focuses on lightweight steel solutions using Laser Welded Blanks for automotive industry applications

About ArcelorMittal's automotive business

  • ArcelorMittal is a global technology leader, creating lighter, stronger, cleaner steels for the automotive industry. We collaborate with global automakers to integrate the latest advanced steel grades into their designs, enabling them to hit targets for fuel efficiency without compromising safety, style or affordability.
  • Our global reach, integrated supply chains and proven expertise give automakers the flexibility they need to stand out in a highly competitive market and keep costs low. We’re expanding the limits in formability and strength to provide lightweight solutions for both cars and trucks through the launch of new solutions and steels that didn’t exist 10 years ago, like our S-in motion® program, patented Usibor® hot stamping steel, and Laser Welding Blanks technology.