Archives for 2013

WORLDSTEEL PROMOTES GREEN MANUFACTURING IN CHINA

Guangzhou, 21 November 2013 – The World Steel Association (worldsteel) today co-hosted with the China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Industry Committee (CCPIT-Auto) a major one day conference on “Green Manufacturing, the Future of Steel and Automotive”. Held at the Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel, the […]

UCSB Automotive Materials Greenhouse Gas Comparison Model Version 4.0 Available

Brussels, 5 November 2013 – WorldAutoSteel has released Version 4.0 of its Automotive Materials Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Comparison Model. The model, developed by the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), helps users to analyze the environmental impact of new vehicle design. This allows automakers to realize emission savings over the full life cycle of […]

A SCIENTIFIC METHOD OR MARKETING GIMMICK?

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 25, 2013 – The Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) President Lawrence W. Kavanagh issued the following statement regarding the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Life Cycle Assessment – Energy and CO2 Emissions of Aluminum-Intensive Vehicles funded by the Aluminum Association.  Read the release at the Steel Market Development Institute >>  

New Study Highlights the Need for a Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Vehicle Emissions Regulation

BRUSSELS, 12 July 2013 – A new study commissioned by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) says that with increasing efficiencies of powertrains and fuels that contribute to lower emissions during the driving phase of the car, the use of tailpipe CO2e emissions will become “almost irrelevant in terms of focusing on true carbon profiles” […]

Stars to Cars ebook Available From Amazon on Kindle

Did you know that your car came from outer space? Of course, it’s not an alien vessel, but it is made mostly of steel, which in turn is made mostly from iron, and iron – as Stars to Cars explains – is a very special element.  Earth’s abundance of iron is, in the true sense […]

Industry Today Article Provides an Update on Steel vs Aluminum

INDUSTRY TODAY, JUNE 2013 – Pound for Pound – The boundless heavyweight fight continues between steel and aluminum for supreme lightweight bragging rights for automotive body structures.  After decades of aluminum claiming that it is No. 1, recent studies have steel industrialists believing they may have the championing knockout punch. (used by permission)  Read the […]

STEEL INDUSTRY CALLS ON MEMBER STATES TO SUPPORT A LIFE CYCLE APPROACH TO EU VEHICLE EMISSIONS AS OF 2020

BRUSSELS, 22 May 2013 – As negotiations on the EU review of the CO2 emissions from cars Regulation kick off today, the steel industry calls upon the Council to uphold Parliament’s amendment acknowledging the importance of a Life Cycle Assessment in emissions legislation after 2020.  Read more >>

Designing the Future of the Automotive Industry: Great Designs in Steel Seminar Demonstrates Steel’s Leading Position

 DETROIT, May 2, 2013 – More than 1,400 steel and automotive experts gathered in Livonia, Mich. yesterday to discuss a key aspect of the automotive industry’s future success: advanced steel technologies. Recent research proves that advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) body structures can be as lightweight as aluminum bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards and […]

STEEL ELIMINATES WEIGHT GAP WITH ALUMINIUM FOR CAR BODIES

New studies show a further reduction in body structure mass The latest in a continuing series of research studies strongly suggest that steel auto body structures in the near future can be as lightweight as today’s aluminium bodies, while meeting all crash performance standards and at comparable cost of current steel structures. The studies also […]

Secondary Mass Changes in Vehicle Design

Vehicle design engineers intuitively know that an unplanned mass increase in a component during vehicle design has a ripple effect throughout the vehicle; subsystems need to be resized to function with this additional mass. These secondary mass changes can be significant, and it is important to consider them during the mass budgeting process. This is […]

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