Through innovative research and development projects, including joining, forming, etc., the Auto/Steel Partnership helps automakers design vehicles that feature the next generation of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) technologies. With greater formability and manufacturability, these affordable AHSS components are lighter and stronger, contributing to more fuel-efficient vehicles.
10/31/2012 - The impact-sliding wear test was used to evaluate the effects of die steel and pre-treatment on duplex coating resistance to impact-sliding wear.
10/31/2012 - A sliding-impact fatigue test has been successfully developed to investigate coating failures and better understanding of coating failure behavior.
10/12/2012 - Report that specifies the acceptable performance requirements for automotive sheet metal lubricants.
10/1/2010 - Result of edge characterization of mechanically pierced parts, study on characterization of laser-cut edges, project results and conclusions
10/1/2010 - EWi/OSU AHSS draw-bending shear fracture project and final report, and FEA modeling at the micro-structure level
10/1/2010 - Investigates the whole field lagrangian strain measurement with DIC during tensile testing and compares results with the traditional method
8/4/2014 - Hall will succeed Ronald P. Krupitzer as Vice President Automotive Market for SMDI. Krupitzer will retire at the end of the year.
6/19/2014 - Kavanagh shares the weight, cost and sustainability advantages of steel at the Steel Success Strategies XXIX in NYC.
5/14/2014 - Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines Version 5.0 combines metallurgy, forming and joining experiences from around the world.
The next generation of steels offer the best solution to automakers for lightweighting vehicles - one that does not sacrifice safety or affordability in helping meet the more stringent fuel economy standards.