Body StructuresMADE BY MAGNA
Magna has taken an industry lead in bringing the hot stamping forming process to body structure applications, especially in areas where vehicle crash performance must meet ever-increasing government standards. Hot stamping allows for the forming of complex part geometries, traditionally achieved only through the cold forming of mild steels. With hot stamping, the final part achieves ultra-high strength material properties. Applications of this process include body pillars, rockers, roof rails, bumpers and door intrusion beams.
Many areas of the vehicle body require complex, multi-component welded assemblies. These areas can benefit from the use of Magna’s high pressure vacuum casting technology. Known as High-Q-Cast?, it combines leading product and process engineering with advanced alloy selection and manufacturing. The result is aluminum castings which significantly reduce the number of components in a vehicle. Magna’s innovative joining methods are then used to integrate these castings into the vehicle body.