Swedish steel prize nominee 2000
Side-collision protection beam
2000 | Frigostamp SpA | Italy 6 min read
Frigostamp SpA of Italy has developed a new sidecollision protection beam for the doors of passenger cars. By combining ultra high strength steel with an innovative design, Frigostamp has created a beam that retains its energy-absorbing properties throughout the deformation process in a collision from the side.
The Frigostamp side collision beam has a lower weight and is more economical than the beams used at present. Due to the new design, the reinforcing beams for the right-hand and left-hand doors are the same. This has yielded both production engineering and logistics benefits.