Enhanced Durability

Enhanced Durability


Client requested the development of a new C-pillar Cross Member Assembly based off a replacement design that matched new durability requirements. The replacement design called for new tooling and improved reinforcement provided by weld nuts, welding and a structural adhesive.


We started by replacing the weld nuts with extrusions and incorporating the structural adhesive application into a weld cell. The weld cell assembly was also modified to accommodate added reinforcement. We then developed the modified tooling necessary to produce the new part.


  • Successfully improved C-pillar reinforcement
  • Reduced material handling and required manpower
  • Developed modified tooling for repeat production
  • Generated cost-savings of $1 million

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49495 Gratiot Avenue
Chesterfield, Michigan 48051
Phone: 586-949-6000
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