This section will include an introduction on enabling technologies.
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
12/4/2013 - Advanced steel suspension part helps automakers meet fuel economy standards.
11/27/2013 - Design News article addresses how the steel industry is working to help OEMs build cars that will meet the 54.5 MPG standards with AHSS technologies.
10/2/2013 - Competition awards scholarships to students who promote lightweight, stylized steel wheels.
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.