Kassel, Mar 11, 2016 -
Production milestone at Mercedes-Benz Kassel plant: Today, the plant produced its 100,000th IPS axle for Mercedes-Benz trucks. IPS is a german shortcut and means 'Induction Pressure Welding'. The technology enables for the first time to weld steel and casting parts with any contours. This welding technology is unique in the world: In this process, the main body of the axle, called the axle housings, is manufactured from three elements and adapted flexibly regarding to the regional vehicle and market requirements.