The Importance of Lubrication in Sheet Metal Selection for Automotive Body Construction

The Importance of Lubrication in Sheet Metal Selection for Automotive Body Construction


Automakers today are met with a unique manufacturing challenge: balancing efficiency with safety.
While vehicle manufacturers have embraced lightweighting, or using lighter metals to help produce lighter vehicles, they must also work with newer materials that are robust enough to provide crash and safety regulations.

In this article, Daniel J. Schaeffler, Ph.D., President, Engineering Quality Solutions, Inc., discusses how the right lubrication can help automakers achieve a smooth transition to lightweight materials without sacrificing safety and performance.

Posted and/or distributed with permission from the November 2017 issue of TLT, the official monthly magazine of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, an international not-for-profit technical society headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois. www.stle.org