NEW YORK Carpenter
Technology Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. have finalized a formal
cooperation agreement to develop a new "lightweighting" steel
alloy for automotive applications.
Wyomissing, Pa.-based Carpenter
said its Temper Tough specialized steel alloy could help
automotive manufacturers meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy
(Cafe) standards "by lightweighting vehicles through mass
The alloy is designed for use in
flat-rolled automotive applications, although it was originally
designed for the aerospace industry, Carpenter said.
Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel will develop the grade through
its operational footprint.