Stainless Steel for Automotive
Lightweight and high performance combined with high strength are very crucial for automotive industry. Fortunately, stainless steels have met all these criteria. This material can also provide cost-effective, highly efficient, and durability to various vehicle structural designs.
In addition, stainless steel is also fire and impact resistance providing optimal safety. It offers excellent manufacturability and high strength to ensure energy absorption under impact. Most car designers and engineers preferred to use stainless steel for space frame car structure.
With its shiny surface, stainless steel doesn’t need to undergo ay secondary machining such as painting or galvanized. Thus, making it easy to clean and environmentally-friendly aside from its recyclability.
Lower stainless steel gauged means the material has high strength. Therefore, using stainless steel can significantly reduce the vehicle overall weight and fuel cost without compromising quality.
Stainless Steel for Production of Various Automotive Parts
Car Exhaust System. Lightweight and durability are the main reasons why stainless steel is preferred by car designers for exhaust system production. It can withstand harsh conditions of car engine.
Tube Hydroforming. Various tube hydroforming techniques are suitable for stainless steel materials. Therefore, lightweight structural vehicle parts productions are possible.
Fuel Tanks. Because of its high corrosion resistance, stainless steel is widely used for fabrication of fuel tanks. It can prevent oxidation and rust to ensure durability and high performance.
Cylinder Head Gaskets. When undergo cold sheet rolling, stainless steel can improve its fatigue resistance and high strength making it suitable for cylinder head gasket fabrication.