Auto Steel News

Lightweight Steel Engine Cradle Technologies - Benchmarking & Design Optimization

June 30, 2020

Martinrea engineers conducted a thorough benchmarking study of engine cradles (also known as front chassis subframes) with different geometries and material systems.

Evolving Safety Trends Drive Need for Stronger, Safer Vehicle Bumpers

June 25, 2020

New forms of automotive technology including battery electric vehicles (BEV) and autonomous vehicles, in conjunction with increasing high-speed crash requirements have created challenges for OEM engineers and designers. The American Iron and Steel Institute has updated its industry manual to reflect these challenges.

Section Analysis Software for Automotive Engineers Now Available from the American Iron and Steel Institute Automotive Program

June 16, 2020

New section analysis software, Geometric Analysis of Sections (GAS2.0), is available to automotive engineers. It is used by designers to model behavior of thin walled automotive beam sections while estimating the load capacity of thin wall sections based on the effective section method.

Third-Gen. AHSS Arrives in Automotive (Metal Forming Magazine)

March 26, 2020

John Catterall, VP of AISI Automotive Program, speaks with Senior Editor Lou Kren on Advanced High Strength Steels and the future of the industry.

New Steels Explained: What You Need to Know About the On-Going Developments

March 20, 2020

Interview with John Catterall, VP of AISI's Autmotive Program

Michael Davenport Appointed Executive Director of Auto/Steel Partnership

March 10, 2020

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced that Michael Davenport has been named the new executive director of the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP).

Automotive Program of the American Iron and Steel Institute Announces New Vice President

February 25, 2020

AISI announced that John Catterall has been named vice president, automotive program, for AISI effective March 1.

Relationship Between Weight and Emissions Changing

January 3, 2020

In a recent Wards survey, 44% of engineers and designers said that in 10 years, vehicle materials and architectures will be “totally different" than they are today.

The Science of Forming - Material Selection: The Rest of the Story (Metal Forming Magazine)

December 27, 2019

Automotive bodies include increasing amounts of higher-strength steels and aluminum alloys to address the challenges of improving fuel economy and safety while reducing tailpipe emissions.

“Manufacturing materials count in vehicles' impact on planet” – Jody N. Hall, PhD (AutoNews)

December 9, 2019

It's good for the auto industry, good for consumers and good for our planet to see increasing awareness throughout the automotive supply chain, where a true accounting of vehicles' impact on the environment includes the total life cycle, including materials.

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