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2011-06-28 07:57:00

DETROIT, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the study "Preparing for a Life Cycle CO2 Measure" recently released by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP), an advisory group working to accelerate the shift to low-carbon vehicles and fuels, and conducted by Ricardo, a global engineering firm, vehicle manufacturing emissions can represent 23 to 46 percent of total vehicle emissions. These findings demonstrate that emissions other than tailpipe emissions are significant and...

2011-05-18 12:00:00

DETROIT, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), in collaboration with WorldAutoSteel, announced today the results of a three-year program to develop fully engineered, steel-intensive designs for electrified vehicles that reduce greenhouse gas emissions over their entire life cycle. The FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) program features steel body structure designs that reduce mass by more than 35 percent over a benchmark vehicle and reduce total life cycle...

2011-05-18 08:30:00

DETROIT, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Automotive Applications Council honored Ontario-based Multimatic Inc. today with its annual Automotive Excellence Award. Multimatic, together with the Auto/Steel Partnership project team conducting the study, was recognized for the excellent use of advanced high-strength steels in the development of three front lower control arm designs. The award-winning designs offer significant weight reduction when...

2011-05-03 12:13:00

DETROIT, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today that Dr. Roger Heimbuch has received the 2011 Market Development Industry Leadership Award for his management role in the Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) and his contributions to increasing the use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in the automotive marketplace. Heimbuch was honored at the American Iron and Steel Institute's 118th General Meeting Tuesday, May 3 in Colorado Springs. He will...

2011-04-29 08:02:00

PITTSBURGH, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that David L. Britten will join U. S. Steel effective May 3, 2011, to serve in the newly created position of vice president - tubular technology & business development. Britten, 50, will oversee energy services and tubular technology development efforts, including premium connections, as well as other business development activities. He will report to Senior Vice President...

2011-04-21 14:00:00

DETROIT, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) celebrates the 41st anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow, investing member companies remind consumers about the sustainability benefits and superior recycling attributes of steel - making it the most cost-effective, durable option for all market applications. The North American steel industry has invested billions of dollars in new technologies over the past two decades. Expenditures directed towards...

2011-04-12 14:00:00

DETROIT, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International has named Yoshitaka Okitsu, Tadashi Naito, Naoki Takaki and Tomoaki Sugiura of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. and Nobuhiro Tsuji of Kyoto University as the recipients of the SAE International / Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) Sydney H. Melbourne Award of Excellence in the Advancement of Automotive Sheet Steel. The recipients will be honored for authoring and presenting a paper titled...

2011-04-06 08:00:00

DETROIT, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Bar Applications Group (BAG) released an updated version of the Bar Steel Products Manual today, offering cost and time savings to steel manufacturers and customers. The manual provides concise information pertaining to the manufacturing processes, product characteristics and uses of bar, rod and wire steels. "The updated manual will help guide materials engineers in the application of high-quality bar...

2011-04-05 14:45:00

DETROIT, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Surface finish research results will provide updated information to help mechanical engineers design forged steel vehicle parts that are lightweight and cost efficient, according to Dr. Ali Fatemi from the University of Toledo, Ohio. Working in partnership with the Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Long Products Market Development Group (LPMDG), Fatemi presented results of a surface finish study today at the Forging Industry Association's...

2011-03-24 09:00:00

DETROIT, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- North American steel industry experts will launch FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) at the 10th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar Wednesday, May 18 in Livonia, Mich. FSV is a global, multi-million dollar program that delivers auto body concepts addressing radically different steel structures for advanced powertrains, including advanced hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. The program introduces new advanced steel grades and manufacturing...


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