The automotive industry faces two major challenges today: emissions reduction and improvement of safety standards. Reducing vehicle weight by using lighter solutions is an obvious way to cut emissions, but steel offers unbeatable crash protection. ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks answers both these demands with innovative solutions.
ArcelorMittal’s Tailored Blanks division is a world leader in laser welded blanks (LWBs) with design and production facilities in most parts of the world.
Tailored Blanks allow the use of optimal steel specifications, including ultra-high strength cold stamping steels and Usibor® and Ductibor® hot stamping steels.
By welding steel sheets together into laser welded blanks, we produce materials that fit the needs.
In addition to laser welded blanks, Tailored Blanks also produces tailored shaped blanks. These are blanks with the exact shape of the final parts, called net shaped, or close to that shape, called near-net shaped.
By using a blank which is close to the final shape, OEMs can:
ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks is supported by ArcelorMittal’s world-class R&D and wide distribution network. We work closely with our customers to optimize design, supply and cost efficiency.