Constellium unveils new crash technology

Feb 20, 2014 | 01:30 PM | Nathan Laliberte

Tags  Constellium, crash-management systems, CMS, aluminum, Paul Warton, Ford, Chrysler, BMW General Motors

NEW YORK — Constellium NV has launched new aluminum high-strength crash-management system (CMS) technology designed for enhanced structural protection in collisions.

The technology will enable the production of an aluminum CMS 15-percent lighter and 10-percent stronger than current aluminum systems, the company said in a Feb. 20 press release.

A CMS is the structural module consisting of the bumper and related attachments that connect to the longitudinal beams of a vehicle. In recent years, automakers have aimed to use systems made from high-strength aluminum alloy rather than steel largely due to a global push toward lighter, more-fuel-efficient vehicles.....

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