Automotive AHSS Training

Metallurgy

There are many grades of Advanced High-Strength Steels 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 encompasses various grades with disparate characteristics that affect forming. This course will take you through process design and process maintenance, both critical to robust operations.

 

Joining

Affecting the application of Advanced High-Strength Steels 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 discuss how to address these topics.

Die Weld Repair

A/SP has developed a series of OEM weld repair procedures for common stamping die materials. Each procedure is specific to the stamping process and repair issue. Procedures were created from OEM auto manufacturer input are intended to help in repair and restoration of stamping dies.

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July 21, 2022 Webinar: AHSS Formability 101

After a very positive response from our member companies to our AHSS Metallurgy 101 training, this course is being offered to stamping suppliers.  Advanced High-Strength Steel is a broad category of steels that includes different grades and characteristics that affect forming. This training webinar will be led by Dr. Danny Schaeffler, President, Engineering Quality Solutions and Chief Content Officer at 4M Partners and Michael Davenport, A/SP Executive Director, and will review material properties, die process design and maintenance, which are all critical to robust operations.

Click to register for this event. Suppliers do not have to be A/SP members to attend.

 

Die Weld Repair Procedures

The Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) Stamping Tooling Optimization (STO) Team developed a series of OEM weld repair procedures for common stamping die materials. Each procedure is specific to the stamping process (i.e. trim, forming, etc.) and repair issue (i.e. crack repair, edge repair, etc.). The procedures cover the filler material, recommended weld equipment, heat treatment (pre- and post), and applicable process notes. The procedures were created from OEM auto manufacturer input and are intended to help in repair and restoration of stamping dies.  A/SP assumes no responsibility for the use of the information.

Click here for a downloadable copy.

AHSS Guidelines

The WorldAutoSteel AHSS Application Guidelines provide global best practices for forming and joining AHSS and 3rd Gen Steels.  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. The Guidelines are now in an online, searchable database!

Click here to go to the Guidelines database.