The advantages offered by IHU-formed components are utilized and highly regarded in many areas of industry.
Especially in the automotive industry, the manifold advantages of IHU technology are highly valued – from extreme forming degrees, high lightweight construction performance, stiffness, to design possibilities and special precision requirements and all the way through to excellent operational strength.
Probably the most demanding task for an IHU component is to absorb the entire weight of the vehicle in the event of a crash. An impressive example of this is a one-piece A-pillar for a convertible that has to withstand enormous loads in the event of a rollover. In order to achieve this – also at reduced weight and reduced number of components – a tailored tube with different wall thicknesses and variable diameter is opted for as the primary material.