Hydroforming

  • Contracted engineering study utilizing a modified FSV (Future Steel Vehicle) structure
  • FSV is a 2025 m.y. “what if” vehicle utilizing extensive use of laser welded blanks and laser welded body
  • Baseline stamped vehicle wanted to be more like today’s BIW (conventional stampings and spot welded)
  • Baseline stamped vehicle was also stretched (overhang and wheelbase), placing it size wise in the middle of C-segment vehicles
  • Baseline stamped vehicle materials are primarily AHSS (DP 800/1000)