MPI incorporates many parts into one laser welded blank (LWB). It uses press hardenable steels (PHS) and hot stamping LWB technology to replace multiple parts with just one part. MPI has many advantages including simplifying production for OEMs, lightweighting the vehicle, and enhancing the safety of the part.
ArcelorMittal’s MPI concept can be applied to any complex vehicle part, including those involved in the protection of the battery box. ArcelorMittal has already demonstrated how the MPI concept can be applied to parts such as the rear H-frame of an SUV, and the double door-ring. All MPI solutions are validated against relevant safety requirements for the global market.
Jessé Paeglé has worked in the mining and automotive industries since 1997. He joined ArcelorMittal in 2005 as technical customer support engineer before supporting the development of ArcelorMittal’s advanced high strength steel (AHSS) families in the Mercosur region. After leaving ArcelorMittal in 2012, Jesse re-joined the Group in 2019 to lead new developments at ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks in Europe. He holds a degree in chemical engineering and a Master’s in automotive engineering from Parana University (Brazil).
SAFER is a Swedish organisation which brings people together to research safe mobility solutions for people and goods. Their goal is to help design, and realise, smart and sustainable transport systems. SAFER was established by Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg (Sweden).