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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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Automaker Picks ArcelorMittal for New Supplier Program

27 May 2016 - A German automaker has chosen ArcelorMittal to participate in a new vehicle-development program designed to quicken innovation and to help it meet the needs of a global market.

Automaker, Supplier Honored for AHSS-Based Rear Frame That Sheds Weight, But Not Safety

11 May 2016 - The Steel Market Development Institute has recognized Honda’s North American research and development unit and automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp for their work on a project incorporating advanced, high-strength steel into hot-stamped rear frames for the Honda Civic.

Stolen Data Helped Chinese Producer Quickly Commercialize Ultra High-Strength Steel, Alleges U. S. Steel

28 Apr 2016 - China broke into U. S. Steel's computer network and stole production research on its advanced steels, allowing at least one overseas producer to side-step years of work and quickly roll out ultra high-strength grades, U. S. Steel alleges in its Section 337 complaint before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Steel Developer Enters the AHSS Ring

21 Apr 2016 - An advanced materials company has delivered its first advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) to General Motors for initial testing, the company has announced.

ArcelorMittal Unveils Belgian Plant Upgrade

21 Apr 2016 - With the help of Belgian government leaders, ArcelorMittal ceremonially inaugurated a new EUR49 million walking beam furnace at its Gent facility.

ArcelorMittal, voestalpine Teaming Up to Market New Automotive Steel

15 Apr 2016 - Voestalpine and ArcelorMittal have signed an agreement to jointly market a new line of galvanized press-hardened steels intended for hot-formed automotive components, ArcelorMittal has announced.

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