Patent Number: 8,714,637

Title: Chassis structure for a motor vehicle

Abstract: A chassis structure for a motor vehicle includes an extruded base member made of light metal and a reinforcing member made of steel to reinforce the base member. The base member has two walls which are spaced from one another by a distance, with the reinforcing member connecting free ends of the walls. The reinforcing member and the base member are joined to one another using electromagnetic pulse welding.

Inventors: Neumann; Hans-Jurgen (Bielefeld, DE), Meyer; Stephan (Bielefeld, DE), Linnig; Wolfram (Paderborn, DE)

Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH

International Classification: B60N 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018