Great Designs in Steel 2018 Presentations: A Closer Look - 2019 RAM 1500

In case you missed it, David Reed, FCA US LLC and Paul Belanger, Gestamp presented Hot Stamped Steel One-Piece Door Ring in the All-New 2019 Ram 1500 at Great Designs in Steel 2018.

Once again, weight reduction and improved body construction were key takeaways for the all-new 2019 RAM 1500. Increased usage of high strength steels and aluminum results in an average vehicle weight reduction of 101 pounds.

A major change from the prior year models is the hot stamped, laser-welded blank door ring. This change also contributed to the vehicles overall weight reduction with the addition of advanced high-strength steel. The majority of the door ring (reinforcement) is now varying thicknesses of 1300 MPa, referred to as press-hardened steel (PHS) in the presentation.

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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