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Tailored blanks

Tailored blanks

Blue: Tailored blank

Arrows: Laser weld seam

The term "tailored blanks" describes the connection of two different panel thicknesses and/or strengths in the bodywork carcass. This connection is done using laser weld seams. Cut locations exactly on the laser weld seams are not permitted, as at present no joining techniques are approved for use in repair procedures that would re-create joins of the same quality.

NOTE: No cutting, no welding and therefore no sectional repairs are permitted in the immediate area of the laser weld seams. The model specific requirements are documented in the respective Body Repair Manuals.

Typical application areas are:

  • Side member
  • Door inner reinforcement/doorframes
  • Wheelhouses
  • Rocker panel inner reinforcement
  • Roof rail inner reinforcement
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