thyssenkrupp System Engineering sets new standards in car body manufacturing. Standout cars like the Mercedes-AMG GT are emotion pure. And a great deal of state-of-the-art technology. As one of the automotive industry’s leading internationally operating system partners, thyssenkrupp has been building the aluminum body of the AMG GT since 2014.
Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston Martin, Audi: Mercedes-AMG isn’t the only illustrious label thyssenkrupp has built car bodies and subassemblies for. Turning emotive designes into automotive reality makes thyssenkrupp a key player in the premium OEM segment. Whether aluminium car bodies and subassemmlies are built in manual, parially or fully automated processes, the strengths of this thyssenkrupp team are the ultra-precise workmanship required for highly complex aluminium car bodies. The team’s extensive expertise and experience in manufacturing complex car bodies means thyssenkrupp is much in demand as a partner for car manufacturers.
In this multi-year project thyssenkrupp is building car bodies for the Mercedes-AMG GT, a two-door, two-seater fastback coupé that was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October 2014. The outstanding features of this GT are its front mid-mounted 4-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine, a rear-wheel-drive layout with transaxle, and a space-frame chassis and body made of aluminum alloys. Those aluminum car bodies are manufactured by thyssenkrupp.
The highlights of the AMG GT process include 5-axis machining of the door sill, trim-line bar and tail light ready for individual assembly; automated CMT welding of the aluminum body shell for improved surface quality on the visible parts while retaining the same strength; and batch-optimized subassembly production of the outer side panel for four different models on a single multifunctional line. Benefits that persuade standout car manufacturers to go for bodies of real beauty from thyssenkrupp.