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.
10/1/2010 - 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
10/1/2010 - Analysis of experimental samples that provide evidence for the development of practical criteria for skid-line issue control
5/17/2013 - Heenan was president of the Steel Recycling Institute and retired in 2010 after nearly 40 years of service in the steel industry.
5/2/2013 - Recent research proves that AHSS body structures can be as lightweight as aluminum bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards.
5/1/2013 - SMDI's Bumper Group releases the 5th edition of the "Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Vehicles and Light Trucks" product manual.
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.