Two members of the Product and Solution Development team at ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks will jointly present a paper during the event. They will explain how laser welded blanks (LWBs) can be used to address CO2 emissions in the body-in-white (BIW).
Jessé Paegle (head of Product & Solution Development) and Kevin Luttenschlager (Product & Solution Development engineer) will detail how different grades of steel – in different thicknesses – can be combined in a LWB to create lighter and safer BIW parts. They will also explain how optimised nesting and design changes can be used to reduce steel use, thereby avoiding unnecessary emissions.
One of the keys to achieving these benefits is to utilise advanced engineering in the early stage design of a vehicle’s life. That also enables OEMs to integrate parts, reducing both the amount of steel required and the number of body shop sub-assembly units. These improvements reduce emissions even further.