Steel: It's not what it used to be
- Steel group cuts weight of body-in-white. Couretas, John // Automotive News;9/15/1997, Vol. 71 Issue 5731, p34
Discusses the steel industry's collaborative effort to design lighter car bodies. Details on the first of 11 planned prototype vehicle structures incorporating the industry's most advanced materials and manufacturing techniques; Plans of the international consortium backing the UltraLight Steel...
- Steel Fights To Retain Auto Body Leadership. Thomas, Billy R. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;07/10/2000, Vol. 18 Issue 28, p26
Discusses the efforts of the steel industry in the United States to retain its auto body market leadership. Competition from the aluminum and plastics industry; Actions taken by the Automotive Applications Committee of the American Iron and Steel Institute towards the goal of maintaining market...
- Japanese autos: Bodies in red, white and blue. Berry, Bryan // Automotive Marketing;Aug93, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p12
Reports on the purchase of American-made steel by Japanese-owned automotive transplants due to quality improvements. Steel manufacturers that received awards or recognition; Rejection rates of Japanese and American steel; Quality standards required; Corrosion test; Honda's 100 percent American...
- Steel firms begin new phase of weight-loss plan. Sedgwick, David // Automotive News;11/6/1995, Vol. 70 Issue 5631, p18
Reports on the steel industry's plan to create lightweight steel for the body of the Big Three car manufacturers' Super Car project. Top five exterior steel body panel suppliers to North America based on sales in 1994.
- Despite Troubles, Steel Moves Ahead. WINTER, DREW // Ward's Auto World;Mar99, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p103
Reports that the United States-based steel industry launched a major effort toward making ever lighter steel automobile bodies. Account of a similar program; Comments from industry officials; Issues confronting the industry; Planned acquisition of Troy Design and Manufacturing by Ford Motor Co.
- Steel Vs. Aluminum Replaces Ford Vs. Chevy. // Diesel World;Jan2015, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p10
The article focuses on the replacement of aluminum-body with steel-body in automobiles to ensure strength, safety and durability.
- Car makers missing the boat on coil. // Industrial Paint & Powder;May95, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p9
Reflects on the unfounded fear of the metal producers and marketers of prefinished coil that replacement with lighter weight plastics and alternative materials would gain popularity; Actual picture; Preference in consumer demands.
- Cruising with polyolefins. Ogando, Joseph // Design News;10/2/2000, Vol. 56 Issue 19, p116
Deals with the integration of polyolefin technology into the 2001 DaimlerChrysler Cruiser automobile. Reason for using polyolefin; Comments from Bruce Denison, applications engineering manager for Solvay Engineered Polymers.
- Austenitic stainless steel designed for auto structures. // Advanced Materials & Processes;Nov2006, Vol. 164 Issue 11, p34
The article discusses stainless steels for automobile applications. First, their tensile properties and composition are listed, then the software model for forming and crash performance is discussed. Using this model, stainless steels can be engineered into automobile parts, and thus stainless...