Steel

  • arcelormittal steel BEV
    Voice

    Smart steel solutions for BEV body-in-white

    2020-07-02T16:32:00Z

    As the automotive manufacturing industry adapts during fast-changing times, steel is a major role to play

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    Article

    E-mobility needs steel

    2020-06-24T13:14:00Z

    A new report from ArcelorMittal has identified the benefits in performance and cost that steel can bring to the EV production challenge

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    Article

    Future-proof steel for mobility - what is future proof?

    2020-04-14T08:19:00Z

    Future-proofing your life cycle assesments

  • steel content breakdown
    Article

    Steel makes the case as the mainstay material for vehicles

    2020-03-06T15:35:00Z

    With OEMs demanding vehicle-structure materials that are low in mass, crash-protective and economic to use, steel grades stay true to form

  • SinmotionBEV_Eur_BiW
    Article

    Steelmakers keen to press home the BEV advantage

    2020-03-03T15:25:00Z

    Throughout the age of the mass-produced automobile, steel has been the principal material of choice for vehicle structures. Will it maintain its dominance as carmakers pursue new mobility concepts?

  • Stainless steel parts
    Article

    Strong, light and formable, stainless steel re-enters the material mix

    2020-02-28T14:48:00Z

    Helsinki-based Outokumpu says stainless steels are ideal for lightweight, safety-critical structural parts and have put it to use in the series production of EV battery enclosures 

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    Article

    Material changes guide the new additive manufacturing routes

    2019-12-12T15:53:00Z

    Additive manufacturing is offering not only a wider range of application techniques but also materials with polymers now joined by metals and even ceramics

  • SSAB EV AHSS
    Article

    Steel stays the distance

    2019-09-02T14:16:00Z

    SSAB’s Thomas Müller explains how new high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels can assist OEMs in cost-effectively improving the range of electric vehicles

  • 1_SUV_ELECTRIC_VUE__3-4AVANT_Pour_Fond_Blanc
    Article

    E-mobility needs steel

    2019-08-06T11:32:00Z

    A new report from ArcelorMittal has identified the benefits in performance and cost that steel can bring to the EV production challenge

  • thyssenkrupp crankshaft & connecting rod forging
    Article

    thyssenkrupp invests in advanced forging line

    2019-07-12T10:51:00Z

    Germany - thyssenkrupp will make front axles for trucks and crankshafts on the new forging line

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    Article

    Strong bonds

    2019-05-28T14:29:00Z

    James Bakewell looks at the challenges of joining new grades of advanced and ultra-high strength steels in the latest multi-material vehicle structures

  • FordHotforming_18
    Article

    Taking shape

    2019-05-28T13:50:00Z

    The automotive sector has seen a rapid increase in the use of high strength steel grades. But the materials provide a challenge for manufacturing engineers in the forming process

  • Ovako Sweden 2
    Article

    Real clean steel

    2019-05-21T16:15:00Z

    With vehicle-makers and tier suppliers wanting greater performance from less material weight, Ovako’s engineering steels seem a good fit. Nick Holt visits its production facility at Hofors in Sweden to find out more

  • Chemetal reactive oils__
    Article

    Cool processes

    2019-04-26T16:04:00Z

    Across measures of quality, performance and cost Chemetall discusses how reactive oils can offer advantages in the cold-drawn, precision steel tube production process High-strength precision steel tubes are the material of choice when components must withstand high levels of stress. These steel tubes not only ensure ...

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    Article

    Pressing matters

    2019-04-10T13:31:00Z

    Our vehicles have all faced hazards at one time or another, from potholes in the road to rocks or broken glass. But what about protection when the hazards are ballistic threats to the safety of civil servants or service men and women? As a specialist for custom automobile protection ...

  • Steel
    Podcast

    Swedish steel and Russian reveal – AMS Podcast Episode 04

    2019-04-10T11:40:00Z


    AMS Editor Nick Holt describes his visit to Ovako’s steel foundry in Sweden where high strength engineering steel for long products is made, while Assistant Editor Michael Nash talks about his tour of Russia which included visits to Volkswagen and Volvo Trucks plants.

  • BMW-adhesive-on-windows
    Article

    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

  • HM-Gov-Business-Sec-Greg-Hands-Burnaston-Toyota
    Article

    Corolla confidence

    2019-02-12T12:35:00Z

    Upgrade and investments at Burnaston see Toyota start production of the new Corolla in the UK, despite all the turmoil of Brexit The UK secretary of state for business, Greg Clark, and the straight-taking Japanese ambassador to the UK, Koji Tsuruoka, joined local dignitaries, business leaders and Toyota executives ...

  • Fronius joining of steel and aluminium
    Article

    Low heat input welding

    2019-02-03T10:00:00Z

    The Cold Metal Transfer (CMT) welding process reduces the heat input in comparison to other MIG/MAG processes, claims Fronius. This uses a digital process control, which automatically detects short circuits and then helps to detach the droplet by retracting the wire; during welding, the wire moves forward and is pulled ...

  • Precision Micro photo etching
    Article

    Photochemical etching for metal parts

    2019-01-14T14:30:46Z

    The use of photo etching offer OEMs the ability to produce aesthetic complex mesh patterns and high definition surface engraving, claims Precision Micro. The company explains that this process doesn’t require hard steel tooling, instead, it uses digital tooling that it’s claimed offers interior trim designers greater freedom to experiment ...