AHSS offers automakers the ability to meet future regulations and return the highest value to their shareholders.
This event offered automakers and suppliers first hand insight into what’s ahead for advanced steel technologies. Presentations available here!
The steel industry has continually invested in new technologies for future generation steels that enable car companies to reduce mass, improve fuel economy, reduce total emissions and continue to provide affordable safe vehicles for the American public for years to come.
Steel remains the preferred material and will continue to outperform competing materials due to its versatility and strength.
Advanced high-strength steels are the lightweight automotive material that best addresses society’s need for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, without compromising safety, performance or affordability.
The story of steel starts in the stars with the iron atom, the catalyst to life starting afresh. The possibilities of combining iron with other elements and arranging them in novel ways are unparalleled and vast, which is why and how steel keeps reinventing itself. Iron's journey has been long, and it is still not over - there are so many ways we can keep exploring the possibilities of how it has shaped - and may save - our planet and civilization. So next time you get into your car, remember to thank your stars for steel.
Over the past decade, advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) have become the fastest growing material for vehicle use. AHSS are stronger, lighter, and have low emissions, helping automakers decrease a vehicle's life-long carbon footprint. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach takes a vehicle's entire environmental impact into account by looking at greenhouse gas emissions from each phase of its life. LCA shows that steel, which currently makes up about 60 percent of the average North American vehicle, generates fewer emissions than other automotive body materials. Over a vehicle's lifecycle, steel is the highest value and most environmentally effective choice for automakers.
8/4/2014 - Hall will succeed Ronald P. Krupitzer as Vice President Automotive Market for SMDI. Krupitzer will retire at the end of the year.
6/19/2014 - Kavanagh shares the weight, cost and sustainability advantages of steel at the Steel Success Strategies XXIX in NYC.
5/14/2014 - Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines Version 5.0 combines metallurgy, forming and joining experiences from around the world.
5/14/2014 - The team was recognized this afternoon during the 13th annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar in Livonia, Mich.
4/3/2014 - An overview of the advanced steels used in the 2014 Acura MDX by Gary S. Vasilash, founding editor of Automotive Design & Production (AD&P) magazine.
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Bar Machinability information for material selection, process development and for improving understanding of the factors that influence the machinability of steel!
Great Designs in Steel 2014
PowerPoint PresentationsAvailable Online