The Steel Wheels Task Force comprises of automotive and wheel manufacturers, wheel trim suppliers, tooling manufacturers and North American steel producers.
A major activity of the Wheels Task Force, in addition to research, is to deliver key information about the features and benefits of using high-strength steels for wheels to automotive OEMs. This is accomplished largely through personal contact and small group presentations and various communications opportunities.
8/6/2013 - New Study Confirms Lightweight Styled Steel Wheels Equivalent in Mass to Aluminum at 40 Percent Cost Savings.
5/9/2008 - The American Iron and Steel Institute’s Wheels Task Force recently published “Styled Steel Wheels Success for Automakers” report found that improvements in steel wheels ...
2/19/2008 - An overview from wheel manufacturer ArvinMeritor reporting that it has delivered more than 850,000 steel wheels to DaimlerChrysler for its Dodge Ram 1500 truck. The wheel is a ...
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.
1/14/2015 - Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president of SMDI discusses the future of steel in the automotive industry.
Lightweight Microalloy steel wheels offer weight savings up to 11% compared to cast aluminum wheels.