07. August 2017 | Branche, Technologie, Anwendungen

Shiloh Industries develops aluminium cast rear solid beam axle housing

Shiloh Industries of Plymouth, Michigan, has reduced the weight of a solid rear beam axle housing by 11 kilograms. Shiloh engineers were able to reduce the weight of a traditional cast iron rear beam axle housing by over 40%, creating one of the lightest pickup truck solid beam axle housings in the industry. This innovative design also reduces secondary machining operations saving production time and cost, without compromising strength or performance.

“We believe we are the first in the industry able to produce a pickup truck rear beam axle housing in aluminium,” said David Jaeger, senior VP and managing director, CastLight. “This exciting new product is another example of Shiloh’s unique ability to develop innovative lightweighting technologies while assisting our customers in optimizing the strength, weight and performance attributes of their vehicles.”

Shiloh customized the chassis component for an OEM to further reduce weight on the launch of their 2019 model year light duty pickup trucks.

Shiloh Industries, Inc. designs and manufactures products within body structure, chassis and powertrain systems, leveraging one of the broadest portfolios in the industry. The company’s multi-component, multi-material solutions are comprised of a variety of alloys in aluminium, magnesium and steel grades, along with its proprietary line of noise and vibration reducing ShilohCore acoustic laminate products. The company has over 3,600 employees with operations, sales and technical centres throughout Asia, Europe and North America.