---------- Load type *---------- Profile Bending
load capacity
Axial load
capacity
Torsional
stiffness
Hybrid with X ribbing, PA-GF 30%, steel thickness 1.8 1.8 13 Closed-U steel profile, 0.7-mm thick 1.1 1 8.5 Open-U steel profile, 0.7-mm thick 1 1 1

Typical structural applications for plastic/metal hybrids involve simultaneous bending, axial, and torsional loads. Plastic/metal hybrid structures are more weight efficient for all three cases. The superior strength-to-weight ratio makes them ideal candidates for lightweight, high-performance structures.

* Data normalized to the open-U steel profile.