Quick and cheap manufacturing of lightweight components

Hybrid forging in a progressive die integrates several processing steps within one tool


Bulk metal meets sheet metal: Components like track control arms can be largely manufactured using high-strength sheet metal. Bulk metal forming is just required for the bearing locations which means a considerable weight reduction. (Image: IPH)

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Automotive lightweight design: Future cars require strong, lightweight components at low production costs. (Image: Juan ValldeRuten / Creative Commons, via IPH)