Challenges & Special Features
The GF cross car beam is a central support structure within the vehicle’s cockpit and is mounted together with three more die casting components, which are either made of magnesium or aluminum alloys. The cross car beam needs to meet rigidity requirements set by the car manufacturer. In addition, it needs to fit perfectly into the surrounding component groups and match with the connection points to add-on parts. Therefore, the complex mounting needs to be kept in mind right from the beginning of the development cycle.