Celebrating 15 years of Great Designs in Steel
During a press briefing, SMDI presented the 2016 Men and Women of Steel awards to two distinguished honorees who are champions of the use of AHSS.
Steel gives automakers exactly what they need because it is strong, formable, lightweight and affordable.
You want a dependable vehicle that performs no matter where the road takes you and the reliability that only advanced high-strength steel can provide.
See what our members and customers have to say about the value of collaboration between the automotive/steel industries and how the knowledge gathered at Great Designs in Steel helps them achieve their performance, safety, lightweighting and sustainability goals.
The Importance of the Production Phase in Vehicle Life Cycle GHG Emissions
A study showing the material production phase accounts for a significant portion of overall vehicle life cycle emissions; therefore, it must be considered as part of any overall regulatory program to reduce vehicle emissions.
Executive Summary | Full Report
5/19/2016 - Material production accounts for a significant portion of vehicle life cycle emissions and must be considered in any overall regulatory program.
5/11/2016 - The trend toward higher than expected use of AHSS is one indicator of the high value of steel.
4/28/2016 - Talk focused on advantages of steel over alternative materials.
4/20/2016 - The trend toward higher than expected use of AHSS is one indicator of the high value of steel.
2/15/2016 - SMDI's Lawrence W. Kavanagh, agrees with Christopher Grundler, EPA, in recognizing we can't look at auto regulations from "a tailpipe standard-setting point of view."
1/14/2016 - Mike Sweers, chief engineer for the 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup, said his team turned to steel to improve body and frame rigidity and strength while reducing mass.
1/12/2016 - Awards honor champions for their innovative use of advanced high-strength steel for environmental sustainability.
Presentations now available!