From March 27th to 28th, VAMA was presented as a competitive lightweight material supplier in the 5th New Energy Vehicles International Forum. VAMA CMO Jurgen Cobbaut and GONVVAMA CTO Yannick Yin gave speeches on the theme of lightweight and safe automotive structures in the forum.
In terms of anti-collision performance, processing technology and cost, advanced high-strength steel has obvious advantages over other materials and can meet the dual needs of reducing vehicle quality and improving crash safety performance.
With the support of the ArcelorMittal Global R&D Center and the EVI team, VAMA collaborates with domestic automotive OEMs to design and develop next-generation models that include new energy vehicles. While reducing the existing vehicle design costs, it achieves a 15% weight reduction goal for white body.
At present, VAMA steel solutions have been applied to white body of new energy vehicles, and integrated door knockers, battery packs, and front and rear frames. The new generation of advanced high-strength steel product Usibor® 2000 with aluminum-silicon coating will be launched in the domestic market in this year. Compared with the Usibor® 1500, which is currently widely used in OEMs. The strength of Usibor® 2000 increases by more than 30% to a maximum of 2000 MPa. And could be loss 10% to 15% weight.
VAMA and GONVVAMA have just completed the exhibition of advanced automotive steel solutions at the 2018 International Advanced Automotive Manufacturing Technology Conference and Exhibition (March 22-24, Wuhan). Exhibited a application examples of world’s leading automotive steels and hot stamping high-strength steel materials for automotive manufacturers in the Midwest , which attracted OEMs from DFI, BYD, Great Wall, Chery Jaguar Land Rover, etc. and Tier one parts suppliers to visit and consult.