Severstal North America LLC is helping its automotive customers
achieve stronger, lighter weight vehicles by using
computer-aided engineering technologies, proven manufacturing
techniques and new grades of high-strength and high-formability
steel, it said.
Mich.-based company has obtained weight reductions of up to 42
percent while improving or maintaining performance of the
installed steel part, Jon Powers, Severstals manager of
advanced engineering and product applications, said in a
statement Oct. 3.
use optimization techniques to meet customers design
A recent 3G optimization effort resulted in an full vehicle
weight reduction of 7.3 percent while improving roof roll-over
crash performance and maintaining other stiffness design
targets, the steelmaker said.