A tailored blank refers to a raw sheet that features different thicknesses. It makes the welding of several different strong parts superfluous and it significantly reduces the cost of materials during manufacture. For the manufacture of tailored blanks, the mash seam welding method is also used in addition to the laser welding. During this welding process, the parts, which are to be joined, are guided between two roller electrodes.
Tailored blanks provide low cost materials while offering the same stability versus conventional steel sheets. In addition to its low weight, which has a positive effect on fuel consumption, they also offer the advantage of easier installation and increased stability.