More UHSS capacity needed: Severstal
May 03, 2012 | 02:48 PM
| Anne Riley
DEARBORN, Mich. The U.S. automotive supply chain may find itself short of ultra-high-strength steel (UHSS) production capacity in coming years even as a handful of specialty continuous annealing lines look poised to come online in the mid-term, according to Ronald Radzilowski, manager of metallurgical technology at Severstal North America Inc.
"Auto producers are developing capabilities to consume these third-generation advanced high-strength steels," Radzilowski told attendees at AMMs 5th Automotive Metals Conference in Dearborn. "The real issue is: Will the United States have the capability to make these grades in the next three to five years?"....
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