Steel: Staying strong

November 1998
Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Nov98, Vol. 110 Issue 11, p48
Trade Publication
Focuses on the efforts of the Automotive Applications for the American Iron and Steel Institute to maintain the strength in the market of steel, as the material of choice for body applications. Factors why steel should continue to be the material of choice for body applications; Details on the steel body structure developed by the Porsche Engineering Services (PES); Information on the study `UltraLight Steel Auto Closures,' conducted by PES and UltraLight Steel Auto Body.


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