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Innovative instrument panel beam in hybrid design

Economical lightweight construction taken to the next level: With our new instrument panel beam in hybrid design, KIRCHHOFF Automotive is making one of its core products fit for future vehicle concepts, relying on an optimum mix of the materials steel and aluminum with simultaneous integration of large-area infotainment systems.

Development focus of this instrument panel beam:
• Economical lightweight construction through intelligent use of aluminum and steel
• Use of steel in the driver’s side area due to high stiffness requirements with limited installation space conditions
• Use of aluminum in the middle and passenger side area with more favourable installation space conditions
• Connection between the aluminum and steel components without additional mechanical joining elements
• Connection options for large-scale infotainment systems that ensure vibration-free mounting and a high level of security

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Exhibitor: KIRCHHOFF Automotive GmbH


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