About Autosteel

  • Glossary


The Automotive Applications Council (AAC) is a subcommittee of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) and focuses on advancing the use of steel in the highly competitive automotive market. AAC Members include AK Steel Corporation, Algoma, ArcelorMittal, and Nucor Corporation.

The SMDI Automotive Market program continues to be the catalyst for bringing together steel, automotive industry, and federal partners (such as the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation) to conduct research, provide technology transfer, and promote steel-intensive solutions in the marketplace. Advanced high-strength steels, which are the fastest-growing materials in automotive design, enable our automotive customers to deliver vehicles that are more lightweight, fuel-efficient, and affordable, while still protecting passengers.

The Automotive Market program includes the Automotive Applications Council, the Auto/Steel Partnership, WorldAutoSteel, the Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks, the Wheels Task Force, the Bumper Group and the Long Products Market Development Group.