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Steel is Better, Stronger ... And Automakers Notice

16 Oct 2017 - If you’re wanting real-world examples of the inroads advanced steels have made with automakers, look no further than the Audi A8 sedan, which had used an all-aluminum body but now has returned to using steel. 

Rio Tinto and the Cargo Train that Could ... Drive Itself

04 Oct 2017 - Iron ore miner Rio Tinto said it has executed Australia’s first-ever fully autonomous, heavy-haul train trip, with a driverless train successfully making a 100 km pilot run between Wombat Junction and Paraburdoo in Western Australia. 

Blast Furnace Research Company Names New Chief Executive

15 Sep 2017 - HYBRIT, a research joint venture among Sweden’s SSAB and two other companies, has hired a chief executive. 

Research Team Says It Has Developed a Formable 2 GPa Steel

25 Aug 2017 - A University of Hong Kong professor and a team of mechanical engineers say they have created a new ultra-high-strength steel that can be made through conventional process routes.  

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