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Automotive Lightweighting

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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JFE Steel, thyssenkrupp to License Each Other's Sheet-Forming Technology

25 Aug 2016 - Japan’s JFE Steel Corp. and thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG have signed an agreement to cross-license each other’s flangeless automotive sheet-forming technologies, the steelmakers have announced.

AK Steel Begins Marketing New High-Strength Auto Steels

22 Aug 2016 - AK Steel Corp. is launching a new line of high-strength, lightweight steels intended to help automakers reduce the weight of their vehicles, the Ohio-based steelmaker announced on Monday.

There's More to Be Done on Meeting Fuel-Efficicency Standards, and Steel Still Has a Role to Play, Government Report Says

20 Jul 2016 - A new government report estimates that the U.S. vehicle fleet will average between 50 and 52.6 mpg in model year 2025, short of the goal laid out by the Obama administration in 2012. Nevertheless, automakers have made strides in improving fuel efficiency and can do even better.

Japanese Steelmaker Says It Has Created a New Steel That's 25% Stronger

07 Jul 2016 - Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. says it has developed an automotive sheet steel with a tensile strength of 1,470 megapascals, stronger than any similar product on the market at present, reports the Nikkei Asian Review magazine.

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