Great Designs in Steel is the premier forum for the latest trends and applications in automotive steel technologies.
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.
2016 Steel Industry Technology Roadmap for Automotive
A report on material and manufacturing technologies related to design, fuel economy, strength, durability, environmental performance and value and how AHSS meets those requirements now and in the future.
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
The Men and Women of Steel Awards recognize individuals for their innovative uses and applications of steel at work and in the community.
Download the 2017 NAIAS Media Kit materials.
1/24/2017 - SMDI to showcase the benefits of advanced high-strength steels in developing vehicles that are lightweight, fuel efficient and durable.
1/10/2017 - SMDI honors steel innovators with 3rd annual Men and Women of Steel award
9/27/2016 - The event includes a mix of about 100 vehicles and attendees will hear presentations from OEMs and other sponsors, and be able to participate in a variety of driving scenarios.
9/22/2016 - During the event, SMDI will bring awareness to consumers and the media on the environmental benefits of advanced high-strength steels.
8/10/2016 - Dr. Jody Hall to moderate panel and present on high-strength steel product developments to aid lightweighting at event slated for Sept. 14-15 in Dearborn, Mich.
8/1/2016 - Roadmap outlines and responds to automakers’ needs by identifying AHSS solutions and recommended areas for future research.
7/19/2016 - Second annual event pairs journalists with professional drivers to learn race track driving.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.