All BIW/Materials articles – Page 4

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    Throwing new shapes


    More components in the cars we drive now are made of plastic as material developments bring structural advantages and better crash behaviourNew applicationsStructural and trimMoulding in colourHybrid IPSimple and safeBreakthroughs on performancePlastic GORThe automotive industry’s acceptance of plastic can be traced back to the early part of the century, but ...

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    A heavy demand for lightweight construction


    Making steel high strength means lightening the load for carmakers, and applications are extending to stamped and rolled components.Structure and safetyThe steel revolutionManufacturing concernsHigh-strength in actionAnother GalaxyIn modern vehicle manufacturing the demand for lightweight, high-strength steels, including the latest dual-phase materials, is increasing because of the overall blend of structural, ...