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In this free webinar, Mark White, Technical Director of Alumobility, presents the results of a study converting a steel-intensive body-in-white (BIW) to a fully aluminum BIW.

The study’s first phase consisted of a geometry carry-over with a gauge and grade conversion. Its second phase focused on topology, optimizing geometry along with gauge and grade.

Key topics and takeaways:

  • Understand how aluminum offers a 40% weight save versus a steel-intensive vehicle (SIV) BIW reference while achieving all safety and BIW performance targets
  • Learn how converting steel parts and designing for aluminum can reduce part count by 12%
  • Discover how converting from a SIV BIW to an aluminum-intensive vehicle AIV BIW W allows for a 24% reduction in joint count
  • Learn how an aluminum BIW offers a 65% reduction in gauge and grade complexity versus a steel-intensive reference

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Mark White

Technical Director, Alumobility