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Con el acero Docol®, Shape Corp. ha mejorado componentes estructurales de carrocerías para automóviles
05 de julio, 2021 Lectura de 6 min
Detalles del caso
La forma básica del automóvil no ha cambiado mucho en un siglo, pero la estructura de la carrocería ha evolucionado mucho. Las distintas calidades de aceros avanzados de alta resistencia de SSAB, han permitido a Shape Corp. mejorar componentes estructurales de carrocerías de vehículos, aumentando la seguridad y reduciendo el peso como resultado.
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.