Body Fatigue

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.

DISTRIBUTING CONCENTRATED HIGH LOADS OVER A LARGE SURFACE

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 the 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 all of your performance and cycle-time requirements.

Applications

  • Doors, closures
  • Hinge attachment and reinforcement
  • Component fixation

BENEFITS

  • 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
Structural Insert Products

Adding strength, maximizing potential