Truck and LCV frame rails
Just converting a truck frame from traditional (e.g., 827 MPa) steel to 1100 MPa martensitic steel can save 90 kg. And aluminum’s reduced stiffness – when compared to steel – makes sagging a problem, ruling out aluminum frame rails for a range of weight-sensitive trucks, such as tankers. In addition to heavy-duty vehicles, frame rails made from Docol® AHSS steels can provide stiffness and durability to lighter vehicles – including light commercial vehicles, delivery vans – even SUV/pick-up truck combinations.
Suitable steel grades:
We want to transfer our knowledge in lightweighting cars while increasing safety performance – but we can only do so together with you, the truck and LCV manufacturer. Consider Docol® Martensitic (M), Complex Phase (CP), High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) with metal-coated (MC) grades.