Great Designs in Steel 2017 Presentations: A Closer Look - 2018 Honda Odyssey

In case you missed it, Nic Goldsberry from Honda R&D America Inc. presented The All-New 2018 Honda Odyssey at Great Designs in Steel 2017.

Once again, weight reduction and improved body construction were key takeaways for the 2018 Odyssey. Increased usage of high-strength steels sees a vehicle weight reduction of 75 pounds.

The front door ring reinforcement is now a single laser, tailor-welded part. This door ring is comprised of five different sections of varying MPa. The front upper and lower reinforcement have been overlapped which helped to reduce the vehicle weight by eliminating the internal reinforcement. Honda does have a removal and installation procedure available for the door ring. You will also find great information on the areas that structural adhesive was added. And don’t miss the information around collision energy management that can assist in the damage analysis process.

You can also check out the presentations from previous years by going to Great Designs in Steel and clicking on the list to the left on the screen.

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