Archives for 2012

New Vehicle Design Tool Enables Quick Comparisons Of Material Selection Trade Offs

The Design Advisor software, available for free download here, allows vehicle design decision makers to quickly and accurately examine material selection tradeoffs in terms of mass, cost and greenhouse gas emissions savings.  Design Advisor, developed by Dr. Don Malen of University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, provides an easy-to-use Microsoft Excel file format that allows […]

worldsteel Advancing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Latin America

Buenos Aires, 25 October 2012 – Over 90 representatives from across Latin America came together to look at how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) could be rolled out through the steel industry in the region.  LCA provides a method of assessing the environmental impacts of a product or material across the whole supply chain, from raw […]

SSAB AB Joins WorldAutoSteel

Brussels, 16 October 2012— WorldAutoSteel announced today the addition of SSAB as a new member of its ongoing programme to demonstrate the contribution of steel to sustainably reduce vehicle carbon footprint. “WorldAutoSteel welcomes SSAB to its membership and looks forward to including their expertise in the area of high-strength steels within our strong automotive steel […]

FutureSteelVehicle Wins American Metal Market Award

DETROIT, June 20, 2012 – The Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) Automotive Applications Council was pleased to receive the American Metal Market magazine’s 2012 Steel Excellence Award in the environmental responsibility / stewardship category last night for its role in the global FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) project. Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president, SMDI, accepted the award at a […]

worldsteel Releases ‘Sustainable Steel’ Publication at Rio +20 United Nations Conference

 Brussels, 15 June 2012 – worldsteel is participating at the Rio +20 Conference and launched its new publication; ‘Sustainable steel: at the core of a green economy’. The steel industry will be demonstrating the key position steel has had and will continue to have in the successful sustainable development of our global society. The steel […]

New Updated Greenhouse Gas Automotive Materials Comparison Model Available

WorldAutoSteel has released a 2012 version 3 of the UCSB Greenhouse Gas Automotive Materials Comparison Model, which features several significant upgrades from the previous generation. The main goal in creating Version 3.0 was to increase the vehicle types that can be assessed with the models, and the conditions under which they are used. A secondary […]

LCA Key to Reducing Vehicle Carbon Footprint

Advanced High-Strength Steel Solutions Combined with Electrified Powertrains Reduce Total Life Cycle Emissions  Life cycle assessment (LCA) of emissions is critical to a complete picture of a vehicle carbon footprint, Cees ten Broek, WorldAutoSteel Director, said today at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a joint press conference with engineering firm, EDAG International.  Ten Broek presented […]

Cutting-edge LMS NVH work helps FutureSteelVehicle reduce body structure

Design optimization supports advanced steel technology to reach EV weight target By contributing cutting-edge NVH know-how and design optimization, LMS successfully helped reduce the weight of the FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) concept car body structure without compromising NVH performance. As part of the team working on the FutureSteelVehicle project, commissioned by WorldAutoSteel, LMS focused on early stage […]

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