This section will include an introduction on lightweighting technologies.
1/1/2010 - Guidelines that provide direction on how to design parts for maximum manufacturability, and provide direction on how to best design die processes for AHSS grades.
6/1/2007 - The study concludes that with rigorous use of advanced high-strength steel and efficient optimized design mass savings of 31.4 percent relative to 2004 baseline vehicles is ...
6/1/2007 - This report defines and quantifies the mass compounding effect during vehicle design with current mass influence coefficients developed from mass data of 35 contemporary ...
10/1/2005 - An analysis that studied the cost and mass effect of practical variations, in automotive front end structure design, required to accommodate vehicle options within a given ...
1/1/2005 - This report is a continuation of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Studies and one additional joint typically used in light truck frames
7/1/2004 - This report is a continuation of the Phase 2 and the study of ten additional joints typically used in light truck frames
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.