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Infographic: Strategies for Steel Success

Cost, strength, durability: What is steel's main advantage over aluminum in the for lightweight automotive material war? We heard from delegates at the recent Steel Success Strategies XXIX on #steelvsal, markets driving change and the main challenge in the industry...

Cost is steel's main advantage over aluminum, according to a survey of Steel Success Strategies XXIX delegates. The two industries continue to battle to be the lightweight material of choice for automotive makers.

Delegates also said the booming oil and gas sector is a main driver for change in the steel market, followed by high-strength, lightweight steel production. However, competition with foreign imports and overcapacity continue to challenge the industry.

What do you think? Is steel's main virtue its cost? Is it stronger than aluminum? Join the #steelvsal debate with AMM Events and our sister sites AMM, Metal Bulletin and Steel First.

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This content is provided by AMM Events for informational purposes only, and it reflects the market and industry conditions and presenter’s opinions and affiliations available at the time of the presentation.