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News items about the continual development of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) and other materials for use in the development of lighter vehicles with better fuel efficiency without compromising safety.

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SSAB Introduces New AHSS Grade for the Automotive Industry

20 Oct 2014 - With the new Docol 1700 M, SSAB offers automakers worldwide a new high-strength structural steel for safer, lighter and more fuel-efficient cars with improved environmental performance. The new grade is appropriate for a range of applications including energy-absorbing details in bumpers.

WSD Predicts Short-Lived Gains For Aluminum Before AHSS Takes Over

06 Oct 2014 - World Steel Dynamics' (WSD) report AutoBody Warfare: Aluminum Attack, based on WSD's independent consultation with steel, aluminum and automotive experts, concludes that steel can easily deliver the weight savings required to meet federally mandated fuel economy targets for most vehicles.

ThyssenKrupp’s InCar Plus: New Solutions in Autos for Energy Efficiency, Electromobility, Weight Reduction

26 Sep 2014 - ThyssenKrupp AG has presented the results of its research project InCar plus. Engineers from the Essen-based company have developed 40 new components and solutions for the auto industry.

ArcelorMittal Unveils Range of New AHSS for Safer, Lighter Cars

03 Sep 2014 - ArcelorMittal has unveiled a new range of steels for the automotive industry that offers significant weight savings while improving safety.

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