Constellium introduces its new PAVIM lightweight extrusion technology and streamlined CNC-machining capabilities at InnoTrans 2014
Paris, September 23, 2014 – Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) announced today at InnoTrans 2014 its new streamlined CNC-machining capability for producing customized parts ready for assembly. The Company will feature an interactive cross-section model composed of its PAVIM structural extrusions based on the Warsaw Metro’s body shell, and will present its broad portfolio of light-weight materials and sustainable engineering solutions.
Constellium is continuously focused on optimized alloys, die design, process and extrusion technologies to further reduce weight for the next generation of supplies to the global railway markets. A step-change in extrusion linear weight has been achieved with the newly developed and innovative extrusion product family PAVIM, allowing production of large structural extrusions with thin inner-webs, ensuring constant structure stiffness and material properties. The new PAVIM structural extrusions will be on display for the first time at Innotrans 2014 through a full-scale cross-section model.
CNC-machining streamlines the production of finished and semi-finished components and extrusions, offering reduced lead time, optimized inventory, and improved quality. “Our new CNC capability significantly reduces costs for customers by enabling them to buy finished or semi-finished components as well as fabricated extrusions without having to involve additional suppliers,” said Patrick Wahl, Constellium, Rail&Bus Extrusions, Segment Manager Components. “We can now provide aluminium extrusions as well as in-house produced parts ready for assembly to our customers.”
Constellium’s highlights at the fair include:
Constellium’s booth, located in hall 8.2, stand 203, will showcase its leading light weight solutions that address customer business challenges in a cost-efficient and innovative way.
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Constellium is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium generated €3.5 billion of revenue in 2013. www.constellium.com
InnoTrans is the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. At the last event 2,515 companies from 49 countries presented their rail industry innovations to 126,110 trade visitors who came from 140 countries. The five segments at InnoTrans are Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH. The tenth InnoTrans will take place from 23 to 26 September 2014. More details are available online at www.innotrans.com.
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