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Multimatic’s Lightweight Steel Twist Beam Study Published

MARKHAM, Ontario (December 6, 2013) – Multimatic conducted a study on lightweight steel twist beams for the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI)’s Automotive Applications Council (AAC) and members of Chrysler Group, LLC, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co.

Multimatic engineers established baseline targets from a production component, and utilized computer-aided engineering (CAE) structural optimization methods to evaluate alternative designs for cost, performance, and manufacturability at multiple production volumes.

The AAC’s AUTOSTEEL page includes a detailed summary. Please click the photo below for the full report.

 Steel Twist Beam Report