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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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Volkswagen SUV Makes Heavy Use of Light Steels

18 Aug 2017 - The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, the largest SUV that the German automaker sells in the U.S., makes extensive use of advanced steels – and handily passed its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, notes the Society of Collision Repair Specialists’ Repairer Driven News. 

For Steel to Win, More Collaboration is Necessary

01 Aug 2017 - In order for new steels to continue to make inroads into the auto industry, it is imperative that automakers and steelmakers collaborate. 

ArcelorMittal to Expand Auto Steel Capacity Through European Investment

28 Jul 2017 - ArcelorMittal is planning expand its advanced automotive steel capacity through an investment of approximately US$112.8 million at two of its French mills. 

Safety, Comfort Bring Steel Back Around for This Luxury Sedan

24 Jul 2017 - In the battle between steel and aluminum for automotive market share, the steel industry scored something of a victory in the new Audi A8 sedan, which previously had sported a body mostly made from aluminum. 

Panel: Steel Leads in the Lightweighting Race

26 Jun 2017 - As the saying goes: You win some, and you lose some. But these days, automotive steel is mostly winning, even if competition from other lightweighting materials is intense. 

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