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2012-12-05 08:21:19

DETROIT, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report entitled Mass Reduction for Light-Duty Vehicles for Model Years 2017-2025 prepared by EDAG, Inc., George Washington University and Electricore, Inc. examined mid-size body, chassis and interior vehicle systems and determined that basic lightweighting costs $0.46 per pound of weight saved ($1.02 per kilogram) using advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), compared to...

2012-12-03 08:21:06

DETROIT, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new three-part video series about the clear advantages advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) offer to automakers, Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), focuses on how steel is able to help automakers meet stringent Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and strict safety requirements while maintaining affordability. The first segment of...

2012-11-07 08:21:02

DETROIT, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the steel industry continues developing advanced steel grades to meet automaker, consumer and industry safety standards, it's also focusing on another key audience: the first responders who are encountering new vehicle structures made of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) at accident sites. To address and provide guidance on this critical issue, the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel...

2012-10-18 11:21:08

DETROIT, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building upon the successful development of its Bar Machinability Database, which is comprised of test data from a single point turning test, and adoption of its Bar Steel Machinability Estimator that calculates cutting tool life based on defined criterion, the Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Bar Application Group (BAG) Machinability Sub-committee is stepping up their efforts. The organization is currently gathering industry input to identify...

2012-10-15 07:30:53

DETROIT, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, in partnership with Michelin and Lawrence Technological University (LTU), recently kicked off its fourth annual Steel Wheel Design Competition at the LTU campus in Southfield, Mich. SMDI is a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The competition provides LTU's transportation design students real-world experience, while highlighting the significant gains steel wheels are...

2012-09-13 23:00:57

New market research report “The U.S. Steel Industry Outlook” prepared by SBI has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report informs that the direct value of the U.S. steel industry totals more than USD 22 billion in 2012, accounting for nearly 6% of the global steel market. London, UK (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 The steel industry has long been considered the backbone of all U.S. manufacturing because it provides critical materials for other industries,...

2012-08-29 10:20:16

DETROIT, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the Obama Administration's release of aggressive new fuel economy rules this week, Lawrence W. Kavanagh, president, Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, said that the steel industry, with its newest generation of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS), is committed to providing the leading material solution that will help automakers achieve the latest fuel efficiency, performance and...

2012-08-07 02:21:41

DETROIT, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An increasing number of recently published studies about advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) reveal that it has become the lightweight automotive material that best addresses society's need for reduced greenhouse gas emissions, without compromising safety, performance or affordability, according to Ron Krupitzer, vice president, automotive market, Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The...

2012-07-27 10:20:14

DETROIT, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Auto/Steel Partnership - a consortium of North American steel companies and automotive manufacturers - is celebrating its 25 year anniversary this year. Since its inception in 1987, the unique Partnership has helped bring the automotive and North American steel industries together for continuous innovation, increasing the use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in vehicles and addressing common issues in both industries. The Auto/Steel...

2012-07-02 02:21:17

PITTSBURGH, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Steel Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John P. Surma today announced that the company's Board of Directors has elected Mario Longhi to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will report to U. S. Steel Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John P. Surma and will be based at U. S. Steel's corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. The company also announced the appointments of George F. Babcoke,...