Steel to remain king of hill in automotive: SDMI
May 15, 2014 | 11:42 AM
| Michael Cowden
LIVONIA, Mich. Steel will remain the material of choice for cars and trucks as advanced high-strength steels increasingly gain traction among automakers, sometimes at the expense of competing materials such as aluminum, Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) executives said in an interview.
"Right now were working on vehicles that are going to launch in 17, 18 and 19, which is why I know you are going to see continued high adoption of high-strength steels," SMDI president Lawrence W. Kavanagh said May 14 at the groups Great Designs in Steel conference in Livonia, Mich.....
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