Lightweight Forging: Potentials in the (Hybrid) Powertrain with Forged Components
When one thinks of forging, “lightweight” is not a word that immediately springs to mind. However, when speaking of “lightweight forging”, what initially appears to be unrelated is in fact, on closer inspection, a cost-efficient approach for achieving considerable lightweighting advances in automotive applications that is suited to large-series production. By exploiting the potential offered by forging technology, it is possible to reduce the mass of a medium-sized vehicle by 42 kg and that of a light commercial vehicle by 99 kg.
KeywordsLightweight Potential Forging Hybrid powertrain
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