U.S. University Student Wins US$500 Gift Card in WorldAutoSteel’s #NameTheSteelGuy Contest

Brussels, 7 September 2016 – WorldAutoSteel is pleased to announce that a university student from the United States, Laron B., has been named Grand Prize Winner of the steel consortium’s #NameTheSteelGuy contest. Laron will receive a US$500 Amazon Gift Card (and bragging rights) for winning the light-hearted competition that WorldAutoSteel conducted this past summer on […]

[VIDEO] Steel in cars – lighter than you think!

In contrast to other lightweight materials steel is the less expensive and more ecological solution for automotive manufacturing. From the several hundred automotive steel grades on the market, there is a suitable alloy with the required properties for nearly every component.  This video, produced by the German Steel Federation (WV Stahl) tells the story.  

[VIDEO] The Future Begins with Steel

The German Federation (Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl im Stahl-Zentrum), in which our German members participate, produced a video (in German) that promotes steel’s effectiveness in multiple industries, called “An insightful day – future begins with steel”.  For automotive, they used the actual models, inside and out, of FutureSteelVehicle as an example for steel’s vehicle lightweighting and performance potential.  Watch to […]

WorldAutoSteel Launches “Name The Steel Guy” Summer Contest Via Social Media

  One lucky winner to receive US$ 500.00 Amazon Gift Card!   Brussels, 18 July 2016 – WorldAutoSteel is pleased to announce our Name the Steel Guy contest, a light-hearted competition to be launched on the social media channel, Facebook. Your job as a contest participant is to come up with a creative, fun name for […]

Chevrolet Demonstrates Competitive Advantage of Silverado’s Roll-Formed, High-Strength Steel Bed

Lab tests and field demonstrations show Silverado’s roll-formed, high-strength steel bed outperforms the competitor’s stamped aluminum bed, as shown in new videos released by Chevrolet.   It made our day.  Watch the video>>>

Updated AHSS Application Guidelines Available Soon!

Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines V5.1 Coming Soon!! from worldautosteel on Vimeo. Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines compiles the latest best practices from around the world on Forming and Joining the newest steels. It’s the book that every press shop, engineer and automaker should have. And we’re updating it again. Version 5.1 will be available […]

20 Years of Automotive Steel Contributions

Reducing vehicle weight was and is a serious challenge among automakers to reduce their product’s environmental footprint by reducing their energy consumption. Vehicle weight reduction–that is, making the vehicle more structurally efficient—is one critical factor for meeting environmental performance requirements. Additionally, automakers have the extra challenge to achieve this structurally efficient weight reduction while also […]

WorldAutoSteel Celebrates 20 Years!

Everyone says it: “It’s hard to believe all that time has passed.” And we say it today with bravado. For 20 years, we have been experiencing this amazing collaborative environment: global sheet steel producers working together, side by side, to provide new solutions and insights for automotive applications using the newest and sleekest steels ever […]

China’s HBIS Joins WorldAutoSteel

BRUSSELS, 8 February 2016 – We are pleased to announce that the He Steel Group Co.,Ltd (HBIS), headquartered in Hebei, China, has joined WorldAutoSteel’s membership. HBIS, formed from the combination of former Tangsteel Group Ltd and Hansteel Group Ltd on June 30, 2008,  is a major steel producer in China.  HBIS joined WorldAutoSteel officially as of 1 January […]

Comparing Total Life Cycle Assessment of Efficient Vehicle Designs

This Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) follows up on the findings of the WorldAutoSteel study, A New Paradigm for Automotive Mass Benchmarking, which explored the current production vehicle data provided in the A2Mac1 teardown database.  Using statistical benchmarking regression models, the initial study identified those components that were lighter than others of the same size and […]

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