Steel Bumpers Overview

Steel BumpersThe Bumper Project is managed by a membership consisting of North American steel producers, bumper manufacturers, and representatives of the OEMs. The Project addresses technological challenges, such as the development of a system that is capable of absorbing energy, and the development of lightweight steel facebar systems for light truck vehicles.

The importance of bumper design has grown significantly in recent years due to increased safety standards, the need to decrease vehicle weight, and the introduction of new high-strength and ultra high-strength steels. In addition, the work of the Project Team has grown in importance due to the increased interest in alternative materials such as aluminum and composites.

Steel Bumper Systems Design Toolkit for Automakers and Bumper Designers

2/8/2019 – This toolkit contains valuable resources including: Overview Presentation on Localized Buckling, 2-Side Small Overlap, and Corrosion Protection; Steel Bumper System Design Manual – 6th Edition; a summary report on corrosion; and a fact sheet.

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Bumper Group Membership

  • AK Steel Corporation
  • ArcelorMittal USA LLC
  • Benteler Automotive
  • Cosma International
  • Flex-N-Gate
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Multimatic Inc.
  • Nucor Corporation
  • Shape Corporation

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