We are pleased to offer access to additional information that will help you design and manufacture steel optimized vehicles.

The goal is to transfer as much technology as we can to non-A/SP entities that would also benefit from our work. If an offering sparks your interest but is password-protected, we encourage you to request access.


AHSS Training Courses

Our Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) Training and Stamping Tooling Optimization teams have developed AHSS training materials to support Tier 1, 2 and 3 stamping suppliers. These courses disseminate knowledge/training for stamping die weld repair procedures. The teams currently offer a series of recorded AHSS trainings.

Metallurgy - There are many grades of AHSS available to satisfy the many requirements of each part of the automotive body structure. This course will take you through that evolution.

Formability – Advanced High Strength Steels is a broad category of steels that encompass many different grades having different characteristics that affect forming. This course will take your through process design and process maintenance, both critical to robust operations.

Joining – Affecting the application of AHSS to part of a vehicle are considerations for Steel Chemistry, Effects of Galvanized Coating, Effects of Process Parameters, Carbon Equivalent, and Liquid Metal Embrittlement (LME). This course will dicuss how to address these topics


Steel Resources

AHSS Guidelines– The AHSS Guidelines provide global best practices for forming and joining AHSS and 3rd Gen Steels, click here for a downloadable copy. The guidelines enable those who are making automotive structures to master the fundamentals and get up to speed on specific application knowledge. Automotive designers, engineers and press shop personnel can all benefit from the Guidelines as they apply these steels to vehicle manufacturing.

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