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Front side member - cold stamping


The use of Laser Welded Blank solution for Front Side Member presents a huge interest in the crash management and significantly improves the car’s safety. Mass saving is also an advantage of this application.

Front module

For instance, the use of steel grades combination DP780 1.5 mm / DP980 1.8 mm for the Laser Welded Blank will provide an excellent crash behavior of the Front Side Member as displayed below.

It's interesting to observe that the crash behavior of the Front Side Member can be decomposed in two parts:

  • DP780 part energy absorption
  • DP980 part anti-intrusion behavior
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