Will megacasting revolutionize the vehicle body manufacturing industry?

AutotechInsight Analysis Monthly

Megacastings can not only simplify the vehicle body-in-white manufacturing process but also create a new supplier market for OEM cast parts.

Over the last few decades, automakers increasingly gravitated toward multi-material, multi-gauge sheet metal-based body construction methods that allowed lightweighting through part optimizations. Off the back of Tesla’s much touted “Gigacasts”, a new trend of single piece megacast body parts has gained interest as an alternate method that can lower engineering complexity whilst boosting manufacturing cost-effectiveness.

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