ArcelorMittal’s Multi Part Integration (MPI) concept will be showcased at the Materials in Car Body Engineering virtual conference for the first time on 9 June 2021. MPI has been developed by ArcelorMittal Global R&D and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks to integrate various parts into one single component. This can radically simplify the vehicle production process and lead to significant cost and emissions reductions
Jessé Paegle, Head of Product & Solution Development at ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, will present ArcelorMittal’s first MPI solution – a double door ring which uses ArcelorMittal’s latest press hardenable steels (PHS) and hot stamping technology in a virtual session starting at 12h00 CEST on 9 June 2021.
The double door ring reduces as much as 26 parts to just 8. The number of spot welds required is cut from 310 to just 66. The concept also results in weight savings of around 10 kilograms per vehicle, increases material utilization, and significantly reduces the cost of producing multiple powertrains – a challenge for OEMs as the world transitions to electric mobility.