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Front side member - hot 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. Such an application offers a weight saving around 24% in comparison with a laser welded blank DP600 reference.

Front module

For instance, the use of steel grades combination Ductibor 500 1.6 mm and Usibor® 1500 1.8 mm for the Laser Welded Blank will provide an outstanding crash behavior of the Front Side Member as displayed below.

You can observe that the crash behavior of the front side member can be decomposed in two parts:

  • Ductibor® 500 deforms: energy absorption
  • Usibor® 1500 does not deform: anti-intrusion
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