Distributing Concentrated High Loads Over a Large Surface
Solutions that allow manufacturers to maintain the performance of a body design over the lifetime of a vehicle can provide a real competitive advantage. Our robust SikaReinforcer® technology allows body designers to simplify complex design construction, discharge high load-areas, and reduce sheet metal thicknesses.
Finding ways to cut weight is a key goal for vehicle engineers but weight savings can’t come at the cost of safety. Our SikaReinforcer® structural inserts add structural strength because they’re designed to help more efficiently distribute high-stress loads over a larger surface area. This allows engineers to utilize thinner sheet metal which reduces vehicle weight. In some cases, it also eliminates some non-efficient welding processes associated with conventional assembly lines (for example, where the welding tool has limited access to an area).
Custom-Engineered, Process Friendly Solutions
Our experienced engineering team will evaluate your application and help you identify a solution that meets or exceeds all of your performance and cycle-time requirements.
- Doors, closures
- Hinge attachment and reinforcement
- Component fixation
- Flexible design possibilities – can be adapted to any complex metal sheet design
- Easy implementation – can be added at any point in the body development process
- Easy assembly process - simplified joining method