ArcelorMittal Multi Part Integration™ presented at the AMS Automotive Evolution Conference in München
During the AMS Evolution summit that took place in München on 9 December 2022, ArcelorMittal joined a panel discussion with ArcelorMittal, AP&T and Trumpf about solutions to tackle the electrification and simplification challenges together with our partners and customers. One of the solutions that was discussed was the ArcelorMittal Multi Part Integration™ (MPI)n a concept designed to incorporate many parts stamped from one LWB, thereby reducing body assembly complexity. With the goal of simplifying production for automakers, MPI uses PHS and patented laser-welding technology to create the single part, which can be further enhanced with varying patches to meet different crash requirements that adapt for different powertrains.
A demonstrator was present at the ArcelorMittal stand in the lobby where attendees could get familiar with these and other ArcelorMittal solutoins.
OEMs and suppliers are adapting a range of materials, combinations and approaches in production with the aim of simplifying processes, reducing weight and emissions. Electrification and sustainability targets are leading to changes body in body-in-white, including using more high-strength steel.
A duo that delivers for our automotive partners
ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks (AMTB) is a world leader in the production of laser welded blanks (LWBs) with design and production facilities around the world.
A Laser Welded Blank (LWB) is a sheet of steel made of different steel grades welded together. Each blank can have different grades, thicknesses and/or coatings. ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks utilizes ArcelorMittal’s ultra-high strength cold stamping steels and hot stamping Press Hardenable Steels (PHS), Usibor® and Ductibor® for our laser welded blanks. PHS offers ultra-high strength and can be formed into complex shapes. These steels make ideal LWBs for the hot stamping processes and enable OEMs to achieve excellent weight reductions across the vehicle. .
LWBs offer the following benefits:
The combined offerings of ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks provide automotive partners with the following advantages:
Lightening the load with a modular solution for multiple powertrains
In addition to simplifying the vehicle production process, the ArcelorMittal Multi Part Integration™ (MPI) concept offers crash optimization and increased sustainability due to a lighter finished vehicle through material usage optimization. It reduces carbon emissions in a way only steel can. ArcelorMittal MPI may also offer customer cost savings of up to 10 percent.
About AMS Evolution Summit
The AMS EVolution Summit is a gathering of plant leaders, production executives and engineering professionals from OEMs, suppliers, equipment and technology providers which showcases innovation, thought leadership and solutions to managing global car manufacturing transformation.