Applications

Tailor welded products  are primarily used in the automotive industry with popular applications including side frames, doors, pillars and rails. Whatever the application, TWB can help design solutions to reduce material cost and weight, improve quality and performance while optimizing your production processes.

Potential applications outside automotive include solutions for industries such as: alternative energy, appliance, trucking, rail car, shipbuilding, construction, trailer, elevator/escalator, and furniture. Wherever steel and aluminum are used, tailored products can be applied to improve results.

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

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Side Frame
  • Part consolidation
  • Part optimization
  • Lower weight
  • Reduced number of parts
  • Improved impact protection by using high-strength materials
  • Improved material utilization through optimized nesting
Door Inner with Header
  • Part consolidation
  • Increased stiffness allows elimination of reinforcements
  • Improved fit up tolerances
  • Lower weight and reduced number of production steps
Door Inner-Headerless
  • Part consolidation
  • Increased stiffness allows elimination of reinforcements
  • Improved fit up tolerances
  • Lower weight and reduced number of production steps
Three Piece Door Inner
  • Part consolidation
  • Increased stiffness allows elimination of reinforcements
  • Improved assembly tolerances
  • Lower weight and reduced number of production steps
  • Improved material utilization
Window Frame
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
  • Improved sealing
Longitudinal Rail
  • Part consolidation
  • Fewer individual parts
  • Improved crash performance
  • Improved forming properties compared with spot-welded part
B-Pillar Outer
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
  • Improved sealing
  • Improved material utilization
Engine Rail
  • Part consolidation
  • Weight savings
  • Cost savings
B-Pillar Inner
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
  • Improved material utilization
Roof Cross Bow
  • Part consolidation
  • Saves weight
  • Saves cost
  • Improves roof crush and side impact
Roof Rail Reinforcement
  • Part consolidation
  • Saves weight
  • Saves cost
  • Improves roof crush and side impact
Roof Side Member
  • Part consolidation
  • Saves weight
  • Saves cost
  • Improves roof crush and side impact
Belt Reinforcement
  • Part consolidation
  • Saves weight
  • Saves cost
  • Improves side impact
Shock Tower
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
  • Improved sealing (improved recycling process)
  • Optimized materials
Wheelhouse
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower costs
  • Elimination of stamping dies
  • Elimination of spot welds
  • Elimination of sealing materials and assembly
  • Improved stability of finished parts
Floor Pan
  • Part consolidation
  • Elimination of overlapping joints
  • Lower weight
  • Elimination of sealing materials and assembly operations
  • Improved recycling process
Seat Side Member
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower cost
  • Improves side impact
  • Elimination of sealing materials and assembly operations
  • Improved recycling process
Seat Reinforcement
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
Muffler Shell
  • Part consolidation
  • Saves weight
  • Saves cost
Muffler Skin and End Caps
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
  • Improved sealing
Cross Car Member
  • Part consolidation
  • Lower weight
  • Lower costs
  • Optimized materials