More UHSS capacity needed: Severstal

May 03, 2012 | 02:48 PM | Anne Riley

Tags  HSS, UHSS, high-strength steel, ultra-high-strength steel, Severstal, U.S. Steel, Kobe Steel, ronald radzilowski 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 AMM’s 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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