Improved safety, more comfort, better handling. Modern vehicles have a lot to offer. Intelligent lightweight design is necessary to ensure that these extra features and performance options do not drive up vehicle weight.
Lightweight construction is one of the key technologies in the automotive industry and other sectors. Our system expertise sets us apart here, too, and we have mastered a wide range of manufacturing processes in plastic lightweighting.
Thermoplastic composite hybrid technology
Plastic-metal hybrid technology
Pressing and forming technology
Plastic injection-molding and elastomer technology
For ElringKlinger, intelligent lightweight design means more than simply reducing weight. We use lighter materials – fiber reinforced plastics, thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics, organo sheet materials (continuous fiber-reinforced or fabric-reinforced thermoplastics) and metallic materials such as aluminum or magnesium – in combination with the latest production processes. This opens up the possibility of increased functional integration with advantages for the customer due to a reduced total number of parts. This saves not only on weight and materials, but also on development times and costs.
The benefits at a glance
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