All New 2017 GMC Acadia/Denali Sheds 700 lbs. with Steel

This is a vehicle we’ll be investigating further!  Built on a new, lighter body structure, the 2017 Acadia’s driving dynamics are more responsive, while its shorter length and narrower width enable greater maneuverability, for easier turning in parking decks and easier parking in home garages. The body structure incorporates press-hardened, high-strength steels, which allowed thinner […]

Implementing AHSS in Vehicle Structures…and Improving Tomorrow’s Carbon Footprint

One of the biggest hurdles facing automakers in making electrified vehicles a high volume reality is the cost of the battery. The lighter the vehicle, the less energy required to mobilize, and the smaller the battery needed. Consequently, development emphasis is on small size vehicle classes, where the battery size and ultimate vehicle cost are […]

Auto Benchmarking Study Reveals More Lightweighting Opportunities With Steel

BRUSSELS, 19 October 2015 – A study released today by WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, showed a wide variation in efficiency among steel components in vehicles on the road today. The study, “A New Paradigm for Automotive Mass Benchmarking,” further revealed that when aluminium closure components, such as doors, bumpers, hatchbacks, […]

NEW VIDEO! Advanced High-Strength Steel Transformers

Today’s steels are better, stronger, lighter than their ancestors. They’re the new enabler for automotive design, mechanically engineered to meet the design challenge, tailored for performance requirements, with manufacturing options for the lightest, most affordable and environmentally efficient part possible. The new steel combined with advanced manufacturing processes reduces mass, cost and life cycle emissions. […]

Free Illustrated Posters of Worldwide Crash Regulations

WorldAutoSteel is constantly studying the automotive marketplace.  No surprise since our members supply the auto industry.  We recently commissioned a survey of all crash regulations around the world, conducted by Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH (fka), Aachen, Germany.  The information was compiled into two posters, covering current regulations for Europe, the United States, Australia, China, India, Japan and South […]

AHSS Guidelines V5 NOW Available for Digital Readers

We’re happy to announce that Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines V5 is available now at many popular digital reader stores. You can get your copy for use on your tablet or digital reader at any of the following locations, either free of charge or for a very small fee, depending on the rules at the […]

New Mass Benchmarking Method Helps OEMs Set Better Vehicle Weight Targets

Enables investigation of A2MAC1 vehicle tear-down database over a range of vehicle sizes DETROIT, April 23, 2015 – A new benchmarking method, presented today at the Society of Automotive Engineers International World Congress and Exhibition, provides automakers with a more comprehensive means to compare vehicle subsystem weights for better mass reduction target setting. The methodology […]

Welcome new members to WorldAutoSteel!

In the past months, two new global steel companies have joined our membership.  They are: AK Steel, Ohio, U.S. – Following the purchase of the Severstal NA operations, AK Steel has decided to continue and expand on the positive relationship enjoyed with WorldAutoSteel. AK Steel has a long, successful history participating in the programs of […]

Automakers Use AHSS to Make Better Cars – an article by GN Focus

Ahead of their times:  Steel industry projects FutureSteelVehicle, ULSAB-AVC, ULSAB and ULSAC demonstrated advanced steel applications for lightweight, safe, affordable and environmentally sound automotive structures.  Their engineering reports are still being downloaded today by engineers worldwide–there’s still so much to be gleaned from the steel and steel technologies demonstrated by these projects. GN Focus, a […]

WorldAutoSteel Truck and SUV Case Studies Stress Need for Life Cycle Mindset in Vehicle Emissions Regulations

Light Duty Truck and SUV Material Studies Show Steel Lighter on the Environment than Aluminum Over Total Vehicle Life DETROIT, Nov. 19, 2014 – WorldAutoSteel released findings today of two new case studies that examine the effect that various automotive materials can have on total life cycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions for Light Duty Truck […]

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