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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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GM Ready to Deploy Steel-to-Aluminum Welding Technology

10 Jun 2016 - General Motors said it will begin using a new process to spot weld steel to aluminum on production of the Cadillac CT6 later this year.

ArcelorMittal Prepares to Launch New High-Strength Auto Steel

06 Jun 2016 - ArcelorMittal is preparing to roll out a new high-strength automotive steel later this year, reports the (London) Financial Times.

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.

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