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Automotive Body-in-White (BIW)

Automotive Body-in-White (BIW)

Constellium’s comprehensive product portfolio for automotive body-in-white (BIW) applications meets the demands of the automotive industry.

Customized BIW

Body-in-white sheet application

Developed in close cooperation with OEMs, Constellium BIW solutions include:

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    Surfalex™6s for demanding skin quality,
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    Formalex™5x, a high-formable 5182-based mono-alloy tailored to difficult parts such as door inners. Formalex™6x with a 6xxx alloy basis is soon to be made available.

The wide range of 5xxx and 6xxx alloys enable downgauging possibilities and full recycling compatibility. Our alloys also offer surface quality and surface solutions. They incorporate excellent strength-to-weight ratio and formability properties. Other brands in the portfolio include Strongalex™, Ultralex™, Securalex™ and Coralex™.

Lightweighting for lower fuel consumption

Constellium has unique experience in high-volume aluminium hood production, for example, with proven lightweighting and cost-effective solutions. The BIW product range helps original equipment manufacturers respond to environmental challenges by facilitating lighter car design, and therefore lower fuel consumption.

Our portfolio for inner & structural parts

Formability

FORMALEX®

Very good in formability 

FORMALEX® PLUS

Excellent in formability, step change

Strength

STRONGALEX®

Balanced between high strength and good formability

STRONGALEX®  PLUS

Highest strength, step change

Crash

SECURALEX®

Excellent ductility for crash applications

SECURALEX® HS

Higher strength and high ductility for crash applications

SECURALEX® P5/P6

Specificly used for pedestrian safety applications, stable in strength over life time

Our portfolio for body outer parts

Standard

SURFALEX®

Perfect surface aspects with an excellent hemming performance

High formability

SURFALEX® HF

Perfect surface aspects, excellent in formability and hemming

High strength

SURFALEX® HS

Perfect surface aspects with higher strength and excellent in hemming performance

Key alloys

Constellium’s strong, high-formability, recyclable alloys include Surfalex™ and Formalex™.

Last update 04 November 2014