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  • Alternative Joining Techniques for Advanced High-Strength Steels
    February 29, 2024

    Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP)  is investigating alternative sustainable joining techniques to resistance spot welding (RSW) for automotive applications. RSW is a mature, high-volume process for joining steel, however the industry is seeking more efficient and sustainable processes with reduced energy requirements. The industry also is interested in joining processes with reduced heat input to mitigate liquid […]

  • Auto/Steel Partnership Releases 2023-24 Annual Report: A Comprehensive Insight into Automotive Research Excellence
    February 13, 2024

    The Auto/Steel Partnership is pleased to announce the release of its first Annual Report, now available for download. The A/SP 2023-24 Annual Report offers a detailed overview of A/SP’s mission, values, leadership, and key achievements in automotive research and development, as well as its contributions to education. At the heart of the Auto/Steel Partnership lies […]

  • Magna and Metalsa Join Auto/Steel Partnership
    January 9, 2024

    Ann Arbor, Mich., January 9, 2024 – Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) today announces the addition of two prestigious Tier One automotive suppliers to its membership, Magna International Inc., and Metalsa. “To say we are proud to make this announcement is an understatement,” said Michael Davenport, A/SP Executive Director. “The growth of our membership is exciting in […]

  • 2024 Training Schedule
    December 13, 2023

    Read course descriptions and learn about suggested learning paths on our Training main page here. Overview Level (O-Level) courses are intended for those who currently do not have a technical background in design or manufacturing of vehicles or steel and who can benefit from a high-level overview understanding (e.g., Transactional or Supply Chain Roles such […]

  • Auto/Steel Partnership Announces Awards of Excellence Winners
    October 24, 2023

    Award Recipients Recognized for Contributions to Industrial Solutions ANN ARBOR, Mich., October 24, 2023 – Auto/Steel Partnership today recognizes 21 recipients of the Partnership’s Awards of Excellence as part of the Technology Day 2023 member event at Lauren Manor Conference Center, Livonia, Mich. “The peer-chosen Award of Excellence acknowledges project findings and results by honoring Auto/Steel Partnership […]

  • Bake Hardenability Index: A New Laboratory Test Procedure
    September 21, 2023

    Project Objective Most steels display hardening behavior when they undergo a pre-straining and bake treatment.  The objective of A/SP Steel Testing and Harmonization Team‘s Project #06 – STRAIN & BAKE BEHAVIOR OF AHSS  reevaluated the current ASTM strain and bake process for AHSS (including DP590 and 3rd Gen 1180 steels) at a pre-strain of 2%, […]

  • Liquid Metal Embrittlement Test Procedures
    August 25, 2023

    In the early days of the commercial introduction of 3rd Gen AHSS, concerns with liquid metal embrittlement (LME) susceptibility emerged as the primary concern inhibiting the selection and use of these steels in automotive applications. In response, the Auto/Steel Partnership’s Joining Team developed a strategy to eliminate the potential of LME in the joining of […]

Articles

  • Alternative Joining Techniques for Advanced High-Strength Steels
    February 29, 2024

    Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP)  is investigating alternative sustainable joining techniques to resistance spot welding (RSW) for automotive applications. RSW is a mature, high-volume process for joining steel, however the industry is seeking more efficient and sustainable processes with reduced energy requirements. The industry also is interested in joining processes with reduced heat input to mitigate liquid […]

  • 5 Resources Engineers Should Have in Their Toolboxes
    July 6, 2022

    For the past several months, we’ve been asking hundreds of engineers at Auto/Steel Partnership’s AHSS Formability 101 and AHSS Metallurgy 101 webinars a question: If they could only have one resource to help them with their work, what would that be—what’s their go-to resource? In response we received a list of nearly 30 different books, […]

  • Winning in Times of Big Change
    February 24, 2022

    The past two years have taught us all how to become experts in adapting to big changes. One thing I am always intrigued with is that, out of big changes, there are always those who rise to be big winners. Let me give you an example. Every year the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) puts […]