International Lightweight Forging Initiative Meets in Aachen for Hands-On Workshops

The Lightweight Forging Initiative was founded in 2013. During its first phase, it achieved a weight-saving potential of 42 kg in a medium-sized passenger car. The second phase identified a lightweight design potential of 99 kg in a light commercial vehicle.

Phase III kicked off in 2017. 39 steel manufacturers and forging companies from Europe, Japan and the US have come together to uncover the lightweighting potential in a hybrid split-axle four-wheel drive vehicle as well as in parts of a conventional truck powertrain.

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