Shape Corp. hat mit Docol® Stahl Karosseriebauteile optimiert
05. Juli 2021 6 Min. gelesen
Die Grundform des Autos hat sich seit einem Jahrhundert nicht stark verändert, die Karosseriestruktur hingegen sehr. Dank der extra- und ultrahochfesten Stahlgüten von SSAB konnte Shape Corp. die Karosseriebauteile von Fahrzeugen verbessern, was die Sicherheit erhöht und das Gewicht reduziert hat.
The automotive industry has been constantly changing, which means that product development has been a key factor for not only being successful but also to stay successful. Today one of the megatrends is electrification. This isn’t simply a change of propulsion and energy storage; electrification means significant changes to a car’s body.
“An electric vehicle has a different centre of gravity because the battery modules are typically placed under the occupant,” explains Brian Oxley. “With different drive train structures, the car absorbs an impact differently. Also, the battery itself requires protection.”
Brian Oxley is an advanced product development specialist at Shape Corp., an engineering and manufacturing company specialising in impact management systems and body structure components for automobiles. Shape Corp. is a worldwide company with their located headquarter in Michigan, USA, and develop things such as the pillar structures around the passenger compartment and the front and rear bumpers.