PACE Awards
Laser-welded, hot-stamped door ring
Company: ArcelorMittal and Magna Cosma International
What: Steel teamwork saves weight on Acura MDX
Innovation: Teamwork was essential for this innovation, a strong, lightweight door ring for an auto body. Honda R&D Americas designed the door ring. ArcelorMittal provided the steel blank and laser welding. Magna Cosma International developed the hot stamping for the laser-welded blank. The ring cut 8.6 pounds from the vehicle's weight.
First Customer: 2014 Acura MDXWeb site: