Plastic meets Metal.
Hydroforming Hybrid Technology.
In lightweight hybrid construction, an ideal material combination plus connecting technology are crucial. ElringKlinger is a series supplier for cockpit cross-car beams and front-end carriers. With these new kinds of polymer metal hybrids, the strengths of both materials complement one another. These include weight reduction, excellent shape and dimensional accuracy, improved flexural rigidity and buckling resistance in theevent of a crash, realization of complex geometries, lower number of individual parts thanks to multi-functionality, time-saving due to several process steps in one working operation as well as less material used resulting in lower costs. Our structural components are produced in a world-leading manufacturing process that combines hydroforming and injection-molding in just one process step: hydroforming hybrid technology.