Modern vehicles need to meet increasingly strict regulations (in ex. lower emissions), but at the same time customers expect more and more safety and comfort features. The automotive and supplier industry therefore relies on lightweight concepts, and light metals such as aluminum and magnesium, as well as high-strength and super-high-strength steels, are becoming increasingly important as materials.
This also means that welding technology is facing new challenges, and requires innovative solutions. Cost effectiveness is also crucial in the automotive industry, and in order to keep up with international competition, manufacturers and suppliers need to make their production processes as efficient as possible in terms of time and costs.