ArcelorMittal debuts new AHSS product

May 23, 2014 | 05:31 PM | Jo Isenberg-O’Loughlin

Tags  steel, autos, aluminum, AHSS, advaqnced high-strength steel, ArcelorMittaql, HF1050, Jo Isenberg-O'Loughlin

NEW YORK — Steel’s footrace against aluminum to maintain market share in the all-important automotive market rounded an important corner May 23 when ArcelorMittal SA introduced its first entry in a new series of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) slated for launch this year.

Dubbed HF1050, the third-generation AHSS for cold stamping is a direct outgrowth of research conducted at the Luxembourg-based steelmaker’s pace-setting research and development (R&D) campus in Maizieres-les-Metz, France. The R&D center, ArcelerMittal’s largest, is said to have an average of some 60 new products under development....

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