Success Stories

There are a number of vehicles that take advantage of the attributes of aluminum extrusions to produce lightweight and long-lasting aluminum cross-members. Select the vehicle below to learn more:

Why extruded aluminum?

  • Weight reduction is critical in the front end, especially for trucks
  • Torsional stiffness
  • One-piece, consistent walls
  • Easy to integrate
  • Corrosion resistant
     

Jeep Wrangler

  • 6061-T6 aluminum
  • High Strength
  • Tight Tolerance
  • Extruded & welded end cap
  • E-coat
     

2020 Corvette & 2019 Acura NSX

Aluminum-intensive Body Structure Achieves Exceptional Product Performance.

Efficient use of multi-alloy, structural extrusions delivers low weight and torsional stiffness for superior vehicle dynamics and ride quality.

2022 Toyota Tundra

Pickup Cargo Bed Cross Members on a Toyota Tundra. 

Lightweight SMC pickup cargo bed uses five extruded cross reinforcements on the short bed and 7 on the long bed.

202X Polestar 5

Aluminum-intensive body structure & crash protection on the Polestar 

Source: https://www.polestar.com/uk/polestar-o2/aluminium-innovation/

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

Cross Member in the "frunk" Extruded Value

  • Multi-functional efficiency
  • Cross-car structural support for ride quality & handling
  • Mounting for HVAC
  • Air suspension air plenum within the structure
     

Tesla Extrusion Value

  • Stiff, lightweight, large cross-section extrusions 
  • Holes to reduce weight and to let e-coat drain sufficiently
  • Low-cost tooling
  • Easy to integrate to cast end-nodes

Sources:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH8wyCOSX3A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5BsKPhBaMs
 

Cross Members in Floor Side Impact Protection

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