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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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Third-Gen Automotive Steels Have Arrived

02 Aug 2018 - Third-generation steels that are at once strong and formable are now being sold into the automotive market and can readily substitute components made from earlier advanced steels with lower tensile strengths, reports Repairer Driven News.  

Nucor Lays Bet on New Electroplating Process

27 Jul 2018 - Nucor Corp. is investing in a start-up company developing a chrome-plating process that substitutes toxic hexavalent chromium for a trivalent chromium, its safer form.

Revised CAFE Standards Probably Won't Hurt Demand for Auto Steel

25 Jun 2018 - The Trump administration’s proposal to roll back the 2025 vehicle fuel economy standards likely won’t have a significant impact on the market for lightweight automotive steels, according to a Nucor Corp. official.

Nissan to Expand Use of Advanced High-Strength Steel

21 Jun 2018 - Nissan Motors Co. Ltd. said it plans to use more advanced high-strength steel in its vehicles and aims to have the material account for 25% of components by weight.

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