3/13/2017 - A/SP leverages the resources of the automotive, steel and related industries to develop pre-competitive lightweight steel solutions to meet the current and future needs of ...
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.
7/18/2016 - Mass reduction is an important contributor to fuel economy and SMDI works with automakers on solutions utilizing advance high-strength steels.
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.
1/12/2016 - Production emissions are an important environmental consideration because in addition to the widespread adoption of AHSS, OEMs are also considering alternative materials.
11/17/2015 - The sixth-generation Camaro was named Motor Trend Car of the Year®, while the new Colorado Diesel won Motor Trend Truck of the Year.®
11/6/2015 - SMDI's Dave Anderson discusses Current Applications of FutureSteelVehicle Technologies at upcoming FABTECH in guest blog post.
11/2/2015 - AIST interview with SMDI President, Lawrence W. Kavanagh.
9/3/2015 - Presentation focused on life cycle emissions considerations in vehicle regulations.
8/27/2015 - AMM Events is launching a new conference in the Dearborn, Mich., as discussions surrounding the use of lightweight materials in automobiles continue to intensify.
8/19/2015 - The Steel Market Development Institute returns as title sponsor of the 2015 Texas Truck Rodeo.
8/12/2015 - Rick Blume, vice president, commercial for Nucor Corporation succeeds Dan Mull of ArcelorMittal USA as chairman of SMDI's Board of Directors.
8/3/2015 - Hall focused on impact of advanced high-strength steel in the automotive industry.
7/15/2015 - SMDI’s Dr. Jody Hall discusses the benefits of advanced steel in automotive manufacturing.
7/13/2015 - Social Media Campaign Highlights Steel Benefits for Consumers
7/8/2015 - SMDI's David Anderson shares his thoughts on the benefits and use of advanced high-strength steel for vehicle lightweighting.
6/15/2015 - The Nissan Murano added features and increased in size, but shed but 145 pounds thanks to high-strength steels.
6/12/2015 - SMDI's Lawrence Kavanagh and Jody Hall make a strong case for steel's continued dominance.
6/9/2015 - Conference highlights steel executives and provides forecasts and insight for the coming years.
5/19/2015 - Anderson to help attendees generate insight on the automotive steel bar and rod products industry.
5/13/2015 - SMDI awarded Nissan the Automotive Excellence Award for implementing AHSS to reduce mass in body-in-white structures while also reducing cost.
5/13/2015 - Statistical analysis proves efficacy of data as automotive design tool.
4/30/2015 - Association helps to promote and develop the growth of women in the metal industries.
4/15/2015 - The Sedona earned its safety accolades thanks in part to an all-new chassis that features 76 percent more AHSS.
4/7/2015 - Chevrolet wants to show us why it even uses high-strength steel in applications, particularly on the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado.
1/21/2015 - Chief engineer of the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Wayne State alumna Elizabeth Krear, was honored with the 2015 Industry Innovator Award from SMDI.
1/16/2015 - SMDI took center stage as a Premiere Sponsor of the North American International Auto Show.
1/14/2015 - Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president of SMDI discusses the future of steel in the automotive industry.
1/13/2015 - Awards honor innovators and heroes who are pioneering the use of steel in their work.
12/17/2014 - SMDI will host a casual space for automotive designers, engineers and media to explore the advantages of today's AHSS in the Grand Riverview Ballroom.
12/17/2014 - The GMC Canyon features a cab and frame made with more than 72 percent advanced high-strength steel.
11/24/2014 - Light-duty truck and SUV material studies show steel lighter on the environment than aluminum over total vehicle life.
11/14/2014 - The all-new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has captured Motor Trend's prestigious Car of the Year award.
11/13/2014 - Chevrolet’s 2015 Silverado pickup proudly took home the award for Hottest Pickup at the SEMA show this year.
11/7/2014 - The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named Thursday as the Green Truck of the Year at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show.
10/3/2014 - From strong frames to advanced small-block engines, Chevy trucks are built to last!
9/26/2014 - High-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado lighter, stronger and more efficient.
9/3/2014 - TAWA brings journalists from throughout Texas and the U.S. to the Texas Hill Country to evaluate the nation's top trucks and SUVs.
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.
3/13/2014 - Scholarships awarded to students for communicating lightweighting and styling benefits of steel.
1/14/2014 - New steel technologies provide the safety, reliability and performance today’s customers seek.
1/13/2014 - Press conference and steel company exhibits showcasing steel solutions to help automaker meet 54.5 by 2025.
1/13/2014 - New steel technologies provide the safety, reliability and performance today’s customers seek.
1/13/2014 - SMDI's North American International Auto Show Press Kit
12/4/2013 - Advanced steel suspension part helps automakers meet fuel economy standards.
11/27/2013 - Design News article addresses how the steel industry is working to help OEMs build cars that will meet the 54.5 MPG standards with AHSS technologies.
9/25/2013 - A car's entire life cycle must be considered to account for the full environmental impact.
9/25/2013 - SMDI statement regarding the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Life Cycle Assessment - Energy and CO2 Emissions of Aluminum-Intensive Vehicles.
9/25/2013 - In response to today’s article, “Aluminum Industry Girds for Auto Battle,” the steel industry would like to clarify several points.
8/6/2013 - This new steel wheel design provides automakers with a great foundation for a lightweight, affordable wheel that consumers will love.
7/10/2013 - The Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan vehicle strategy is flawed as it fails to consider total vehicle emissions.
5/17/2013 - Heenan was president of the Steel Recycling Institute and retired in 2010 after nearly 40 years of service in the steel industry.
5/2/2013 - Recent research proves that AHSS body structures can be as lightweight as aluminum bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards.
5/1/2013 - SMDI's Bumper Group releases the 5th edition of the "Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks" product manual.
5/1/2013 - SMDI and WorldAutoSteel unveiled a new tool at GDIS that allows vehicle designers to evaluate material selection tradeoffs such as mass, cost and greenhouse gas emissions.
5/1/2013 - The Ford team was recognized today for its innovative use of advanced high-strength steel throughout the 2013 Ford Fusion's body structure and closures.
4/22/2013 - The North American steel industry plays an integral role in making the planet safer, cleaner and greener.
4/22/2013 - Event highlights advanced steel technologies offering affordable, fuel efficient solutions to automakers.
4/22/2013 - An environmental education website for middle school children to learn about recycling through fun activities and games.
4/16/2013 - New studies show a further reduction in body structure mass.
4/11/2013 - Surma spoke to a crowd of more than 75 automotive professionals about steel’s growing role in vehicles at today’s SMDI-sponsored APA event.
4/11/2013 - Multi-million dollar project to drive the third generation of advanced steel grades.
3/14/2013 - Students were awarded scholarships for unique designs that communicate the lightweighting and styling benefits of steel wheels.
2/15/2013 - Project will develop advanced steel grades within conventional infrastructures, thus reducing major overhauls of the manufacturing process.
1/25/2013 - VW which is giving up aluminum for the high tensile steel, which is up to six times stronger than conventional steel.
1/23/2013 - Steel continues to dominate as the lightweight automotive material that best addresses society’s need for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved safety, increased ...
1/15/2013 - The Cadillac ATS and Dodge Ram 1500, both feature an extensive amount of advanced high-strength steels.
1/11/2013 - Adds structural strength without increasing weight on built-to-last full-size pickups.
1/7/2013 - Metals such as Martensitic alloys and ultra-high strength steel, among other materials, help make ATS one of the lightest vehicles in the class.
1/4/2013 - Cover will manage the technical and market development initiatives, and leading technology transfer of steel fuel tank design and benefits.
12/6/2012 - Redesigned Fusion features world’s first steel hydroformed tubular pillars and uses advanced steel grades to increase body strength by 10 percent.
12/5/2012 - This report is the latest to confirm that AHSS remain the most affordable mass reduction solution for North American vehicles.
12/3/2012 - New three-part video series highlights steel solutions for vehicle safety, fuel efficiency and affordability.
11/20/2012 - The symposium will provide extensive knowledge ranging from energy storage innovations, power electronics, advanced fuels and many more.
11/7/2012 - The video educates first responders on new rescue and extrication techniques developed for advanced steel vehicles.
11/2/2012 - SMDI’s Ron Krupitzer discusses the importance of research to further the advancements in steel development for the automotive industry.
11/1/2012 - Continued from Part One in today’s MetalMiner online, SMDI’s Ron Krupitzer discusses “Steel in Cars: Considering CSR, Lifecycle Costs and Recycling”
11/1/2012 - SMDI’s Ron Krupitzer discusses the cost and weight redution benefits of advanced high-strength steels.
10/22/2012 - 2012 Bar Machinability Summit identifies next steps and strategic roadmap for automotive steel machinability.
10/16/2012 - Scholarships awarded for top designs that promote steel as an automotive lightweighting solution.
10/12/2012 - The 2013 model uses advanced steel grades never before used in previous models, which contribute to the overall weight reduction of 57.2 lbs.
10/12/2012 - The 2013 model has an increased amount of advanced high-strength steels in the new frame, making it 30 pounds lighter than the previous 2009 model.
9/27/2012 - Ford incorporated advanced steel grades as it’s “stiffer in torsion and bending and more mass-efficient than the former platform."
9/6/2012 - Advanced steel grades help Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle drop up to 220 pounds while offering improved safety and performance.
8/29/2012 - The steel industry remains committed to offering safe, economical solutions for next-generation vehicles.
8/23/2012 - VW will shave the weight of its updated Golf model by using stronger steels, delivering a 23% reduction in fuel consumption.
8/7/2012 - Dollar for dollar and ounce per ounce, new steels clearly outperform competing materials.
8/1/2012 - Online tool includes the latest fatigue innovations and creates new opportunities for interactive collaboration with fatigue and industry experts.
7/27/2012 - Study confirms average steel content in North American vehicles has been constant over six year period.
5/20/2012 - Award presented in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category for its role in the global FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) project.
5/17/2012 - Steel Market Development Institute documents the evolution and different types of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) along with their benefits to automakers.
5/16/2012 - Automaker recognized for innovative use of advanced steel technologies in Chevrolet Volt body design
4/20/2012 - Great Designs in Steel is the leading forum for engineers to share their experiences with new applications and the benefits of new steel technologies.
4/12/2012 - There’s a reason steel has remained the dominant material and the same reasons will let steel survive the CAFE crunch of higher fuel economy.
4/12/2012 - As U.S. car sales pick up, automakers are scrambling to offer lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles with new materials and steel is still the most cost-effective choice.
4/5/2012 - This key industry event assembles automotive executives and industry figures to discuss the plans for growth in 2012 and beyond.
3/14/2012 - This advanced hybrid electric cross-over vehicle features a sealed steel tank that requires structural resistance to high internal pressure.
3/14/2012 - JPaks offer a cost-effective and convenient way to access SAE's 2,400+ ground vehicle standards.
3/9/2012 - Winners awarded scholarships for unique designs that communicate the lightweighting and styling benefits of steel wheels.
1/27/2012 - The Bloomberg News story "Rules for more efficient cars could make aluminum golden" (Jan. 1 and TribLIVE.com) contains inaccuracies. Read the real steel story here.
1/25/2012 - Advanced steel solutions reduce mass and address key performance criteria for future vehicles.
1/24/2012 - Dr. Kendall encouraged the EPA to extend the scope of analysis from tailpipe to the full life cycle impacts of materials and vehicle technologies.
1/17/2012 - Testimony by AISI to the Joint EPA/NHTSA Hearing on 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards.
1/17/2012 - Testimony by Jody Shaw, United States Steel Corporation regarding the National Program of harmonized greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards.
1/13/2012 - The 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year – the Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque – both feature advanced high-strength steel technologies.
1/4/2012 - The Dodge Dart is an excellent example of how advanced steels can meet the evolving style and performance needs of customers.
12/7/2011 - These advanced steel technologies help the Focus meet crash regulations across world markets, while reducing the vehicle’s weight and contributing to improved fuel economy.
11/30/2011 - Higher strength steels contribute to a 7 percent reduction in body weight, enhanced safety performance and lower total life cycle emissions.
11/28/2011 - As automakers work to meet corporate average fuel economy standards by making lighter vehicles, the U.S. steel business has the chance to foil those who consider it the enemy of ...
11/23/2011 - The year’s largest and most important event for the fire protection, life safety, and electrical industries.
11/17/2011 - New EPA rulemaking also requests comments on life cycle assessment for vehicle emissions
11/17/2011 - The new Escape adds about four times as much advanced high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel as the outgoing vehicle.
10/26/2011 - Form, Function, Finesse: A brave new Land Rover conquers a greener frontier with lightweight, high-strength and Boron steel technologies.
10/24/2011 - Submit your abstracts for Great Designs in Steel 2012 taking place Wednesday, May 16 at Laurel Manor Conference Center in Livonia, Mich.
10/24/2011 - The complete lifecycle of a vehicle tells the true story of its carbon footprint and steel requires one fifth to one twentieth the emissions of alternative materials.
10/13/2011 - SMDI stresses the need to shift the basis of vehicle emissions regulations from tailpipe emissions to a total life cycle assessment.
10/7/2011 - Steelmakers battle new competitors in the race to produce lighter-weight products for the auto industry.
9/14/2011 - Latest steel-intensive design matches aluminum on weight; shows path to lowest emitting vehicles.
8/2/2011 - This project is a great opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of steel wheels, including the ability to help lightweight a vehicle beyond its structure.
8/1/2011 - Lightweight fuel tanks will help reduce vehicle mass and meet sealed system performance requirements.
6/28/2011 - Recent findings demonstrate that emissions other than tailpipe emissions are significant and therefore need to be included in future vehicle regulations.
6/9/2011 - Check out the photo gallery from Great Designs in Steel 2011.
5/25/2011 - Steel offers solutions for the challenges facing automakers today and far into the future.
5/19/2011 - New designs and AHSS combined with electrified powertrains reduce weight, emissions and improve safety without compromising cost.
5/19/2011 - Company awarded for innovative use of high-strength steels in Auto/Steel Partnership's lightweight front suspension project.
5/19/2011 - Manual assists automakers in manufacturing lightweight, cost-competitive steel bumpers.
5/16/2011 - SMDI's investing member companies provide a few fact about Summer safety and the benefits of steel!
5/3/2011 - Dr. Roger Heimbuch received the 2011 Market Development Industry Leadership for advancing steel as the automotive material of choice in North America.
4/21/2011 - SMDI's investing member companies celebrate Earth Day by reminding consumers about the sustainability benefits of steel.
4/12/2011 - SAE names Honda R&D Co., Ltd. and Kyoto University received the Sydney H. Melbourne Award of Excellence in the Advancement of Automotive Sheet Steel.
4/6/2011 - An updated version of the Bar Steel Products Manual offers cost and time savings to steel manufacturers and customers.
4/5/2011 - Surface finish research results help engineers design forged steel parts that are lightweight and cost efficient.
3/24/2011 - New steel grades will help automotive manufacturers in their quest to meet stringent fuel economy and emissions requirements.
3/23/2011 - SMDI has launched a brand new website that provides information about the North American steel industry’s market applications, research and reports on new product ...
3/17/2011 - Design students awarded scholarships for unique, lightweight wheel designs that celebrate steel.
3/3/2011 - SMDI, WorldAutoSteel and EDAG collaborate on low mass steel vehicle project that features the design of steel fuel tanks with significant mass reduction.
2/18/2011 - SMDI announced today the appointment of Jennifer L. Greenfelder as manager, communications - automotive market.
12/22/2010 - As the automotive industry recognizes the Chevy Volt plug-in electric vehicle as Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) is celebrating the ...
12/15/2010 - A joint project of the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP) and Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) using structural optimization techniques within a car’s ...
12/15/2010 - The SMDI Wheels Task Force worked closely with wheel manufacturers, trim suppliers and car companies and conducted consumer research to answer pertinent industry questions.
11/9/2010 - The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today the promotion of Deanna S. Lorincz to senior director, SMDI Communications.
5/5/2010 - The Bar Applications Group (BAG) of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced the release of its fifth update of the online Bar Steel Fatigue Database today, ...
5/5/2010 - The Automotive Applications Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) honored Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 research and development team with its annual Automotive ...
5/5/2010 - WorldAutoSteel, supported by investors of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), unveiled key findings today on the progress of FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) Phase 2, a ...
5/4/2010 - Edward G. Opbroek, director, WorldAutoSteel, is a recipient of the 2010 Market Development Industry Leadership Award.
4/22/2010 - Advanced high-strength steels are lighter, fully recyclable and produced with light life cycle impact, helping automakers decrease a vehicle’s life-long carbon footprint.
1/11/2010 - The Steel Market Development Institute is celebrating two more top honors today, as the vehicles selected as the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year feature a number of ...
12/19/2009 - Future Steel Vehicle's (FSV) Design Methodology, Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) process, was the winner of the 2nd Annual Society of Automotive Engineers Detroit ...
12/11/2009 - Motor Trend magazine selected the new Ram Heavy Duty as its Truck of the Year, giving the North American steel industry and AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute a reason to ...
12/3/2009 - Steel continues to get the red carpet treatment this award season and AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute has another reason to celebrate. The 2010 Ford Taurus and Volvo ...
12/1/2009 - The North American steel industry is continuing its efforts to develop new advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) technologies that will help to meet new emissions and fuel ...
11/18/2009 - The North American steel industry and AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute have a reason to celebrate, as the 2010 Ford Fusion and Fusion hybrid, which feature a number of ...
9/16/2009 - This bill would authorize appropriations totaling $2.85 billion over the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010-2014 period for the Department of Energy to research, develop, demonstrate and ...
6/25/2009 - The steel industry is revving up to meet the technological challenges needed on the drive toward a leaner, meaner and cleaner North American automotive industry, evidenced at an ...
6/16/2009 - Today the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) released the revised Advanced High-Strength Steel Applications Design and Stamping Process Guidelines - A Special Edition of ...
5/22/2009 - In the effort to assist automakers in meeting new, more stringent fuel economy standards, while maintaining critical safety requirements, American Iron and Steel Institute’s ...
5/14/2009 - In a study released today by the Automotive Applications Council of AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), researchers with Ducker Worldwide estimated that the use ...
5/9/2009 - As worldwide demands for affordable, safe and high-efficiency vehicles surge, the global steel industry’s WorldAutoSteel automotive group, supported by AISI’s Steel Market ...
5/5/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) recognized Brian Aranha for his outstanding leadership as chairman of the AAC 2004 to 2009.
5/5/2009 - AISI’s Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) recognized Peter Wright for his outstanding leadership as chairman of the Long Products Market Development Group.
5/5/2009 - Joseph A. Carpenter, Ph.D is the recipient of the 2009 Market Development Industry Leadership Award.
2/15/2009 - AISI has announced the appointment of Lawrence W. Kavanagh as president of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI.
11/1/2008 - SMDI President David C. Jeanes speaks with American Metal Market on what it takes for the steel industry to be competitive in today’s global marketplace.
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