Hydro uses and benchmarks available advanced material models for finite element (FE) crash simulations. These models mathematically explain the material behavior of an aluminium alloy more accurately than more simplified models.
All of our manufacturing sites maintain certification standards set by our Hydro Quality System. Some have specific standards that are required for individual customer groups. These include:
Alstom, ContiTech, Hyundai, Panasonic and Stihl are among the customers who have presented us with awards for outstanding quality. Hydro also is the first aluminium extruder to receive Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award, its highest honor for excellence in quality, service and on-time delivery.
Our quality labs perform tests such as: