The use of lightweight materials is predicted to grow significantly within the automotive sector. The majority of content will come from Advanced High Strength Steel with remaining lightweight content a mix of aluminum, magnesium, plastics and carbon fiber.
The advantage of Advanced High Strength Steel is that it’s typically compatible with existing manufacturing processes. However, what the future seems to hold is a multi-materials strategy among automakers. The key to success will be finding ways to make these multiple materials work together. Implementing multi-material solutions can be a difficult due to the problematic joining challenges and corrosion issues that result from vastly different material properties...
Our core business over the years has evolved from precision machining to providing dies, fixtures, and gages, and to providing turnkey automated systems for the Aerospace, Appliance and Automotive industries that include a wide range of flexible and agile metal forming and fabricating solutions.