Advanced High-Strength Steel Transformers–Lighweight, Affordable, Lower GHG Emissions
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. In fact with 5 to 20 times fewer emissions than the primary production of its competitors, the new steel provides the foundation for a sustainable future. Have a look at this video that will tell you all about it. The video uses data gleaned from our FutureSteelVehicle program, where we compared every component in terms of mass, cost and life cycle emissions to achieve the lightest alternative powertrain body structure with the lowest life cycle emissions. We then compared AHSS components to aluminium fully designed comparison components for some interesting results. (For the best viewing, go full screen.)
Advanced High-Strength Steel Transformers–Lighweight, Affordable, Lower GHG Emissions from worldautosteel on Vimeo.