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We improve your Automotive Performance

Within the "Initiative Automotive" we bundle our professional competence and continuously work on further development of materials, processes and services. In close collaboration with our customers, we develop innovative concepts and ideas for the automotive construction.

On our "Initiative Automotive" website we present our current material developments up to individual component solutions which evidentially help us to improve the performance-values in the car body, chassis and powertrain sector.


Car Body

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Multiphase steel material strategy

  • Dual-phase steel and complex-phase steel

Manufacturing technology 

  • Blanks for large parts

Surface technologies

  • Pretex® focar® and StronSal® MC

Component solutions with tailor welded blanks and patch

  • New potential areas of use

Component solutions with hydroforming 

  • New potential areas of use

Solutions for mass-production dies and batch production

more about Car Body


Chassis

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Multiphase steel material strategy

  • Bainitic steel

Heat-treated steel material strategy

  • Air-hardening steel (RobuSal®)

Warm-forming manufacturing technology

  • Materials development, process, and potential areas of use

Component solutions with precision steel tubes

  • New potential areas of use
  • Lightweight concepts with TDT® tailor drawn tubes

Component solutions with hydroforming

  • New potential areas of use
  • Technology trend hydroforming press hardening

more about Chassis


Powertrain

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Component solutions with precision steel tubes

  • New potential areas of use
  • Precision steel tubes for engines: Injection pressures in diesel engines up to 3,000 bar
  • Precision steel tubes for transmissions: Gear shaft production through metal forming

Component solutions with hydroforming

  • New potential areas of use
  • Components made from ferritic stainless steel
  • Technology trend hot forming       

more about Powertrain

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