Steel Bumper Systems

Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks

Automotive bumper system design has undergone significant change in recent years. The importance has grown significantly due to increased global safety standards, vehicle electrification, the ongoing need to decrease vehicle weight, and the introduction of new materials.

The American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) Bumper team is a coordinated membership consisting of North American steel producers, bumper manufacturers, and representatives of the OEM community dedicated to keeping steel as the material of choice for bumper applications. This is accomplished by sharing information related to performance requirements, steel material grades, manufacturing processes, and solving challenges associated with bumper system development. The Bumper Project Team also works on research and development projects related to new high-strength and ultra high-strength steels to address new design challenges and reduce cost and weight.


Steel Bumper Systems Design Manual for Automakers and Bumper Designers

In the most recent work by the Bumper team, Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks - 7th Edition has been expanded to include a global outlook and to include the most recent global regulatory requirements. Substantially updated, this Steel Bumper Systems Manual - SBS7 is more concise and user friendly, focusing on lightweight steel exposed and unexposed bumper systems for light duty passenger vehicles, including; Material Properties, Manufacturing and Product Design.

This release contains valuable resources including: Overview Presentation; Steel Bumper System Design Manual - 7th Edition; and a fact sheet.

For additional information contact:
Michael A. White - Project Manager
American Iron and Steel Institute - 248.945.4779 |




Bumpers Group Membership

  • AGS Automotive
  • AK Steel, a Cleveland-Cliffs Company
  • Algoma
  • ArcelorMittal USA LLC
  • Benteler Automotive
  • Cosma International
  • Flat Rock Metal, Inc.
  • Flex-N-Gate
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Company
  • Multimatic Inc.
  • Nucor Steel Corporation
  • Shape Corporation