TWB solution can offer a reduction of the gross weight up to 50% by material optimization with following advantages:
Possibility to vary thickness and grades to improve in performances
LCA – Environment
Client process is reduced to stamping only à investment cost reduction
Part has exactly the right grade and thickness where needed. No more reinforcement needed. Resistance/stiffness obtained with only one part à weight savings
Less scrap due to nesting à huge material savings
In order to decide, ANTB can together with the design departments of the customers to analysis whether a part is suitable as a tailor welded blanks or not, ArcelorMittal Neel Tailored Blanks proposes support for design and cost estimation of the final part. By this approach, ArcelorMittal Neel Tailored Blanks makes sure that the tailor welded blanks meet not only the technical requirements of the customer but also present an economical interest.
The LWB solutions proposed by ArcelorMittal Neel Tailored blanks have a real economic interest by the optimization of the material utilization done during the blanking step. The nesting of LWB solution in comparison with a standard nesting will tend to a reduction of material use.