2014 Lexus IS Body Structure

The 2014 Lexus IS has a bunch of different manufacturing methods. Use of body adhesive bonding and laser screw welding are just a few. The body adhesive bonding should be nothing new to readers of this site. But laser screw welding is.

Laser screw welding is a technique that Lexus has developed. It uses a laser to weld steel, but it does so with so little heat that there is no heat-induced distortion of the sheetmetal, as if it were fastened with a sheetmetal screw. Lexus uses laser screw welding to weld the steel all the way around the front door openings and about half of the rear door openings.

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Adhesives were used to join body panels over a larger area to make significant improvements to body rigidity. The 2014 Lexus IS uses 25 meters (82 feet) of bonding throughout the body.2014-Lexus-IS-screw-welding-thumb-bonding 2014-Lexus-is-wheel-arch-hemming-flange 2014_lexus-is-laser-brazing-roof-extrication-safety

  • Highly rigid body structure with front and rear crumple zones
  • Reinforcements in pillars and door sills
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Impact-dissipating upper interior trim

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