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The Future Of Steel In The Automotive Industry

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  • August 10, 2022
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Could you please give a brief introduction to WorldAutoSteel and its key drivers? We are the automotive group of the World Steel Association and our program is comprised of 18 global automotive sheet steel producers from around the world. The purpose of our organization is to pool resources to demonstrate the most advanced steels for the automotive industry. With our combined resources we’re able to show the best of what can be done with these steels to produce lighter and safer vehicles with lower emissions. That’s our main purpose for getting together. Could you give a brief explanation how the steel is commonly utilized within the automotive industry currently? Around 65% of every vehicle is made of steel, mostly in
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3 Ways Pressure Vessel Steel is Used

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  • August 8, 2022
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Pressure vessels are the names given to closed containers that house gases or liquids at a significantly different pressure to ambient pressure. Given that safety and reliability are two key factors in the utility of pressure vessels, their production process is tightly controlled and the products are often tested for quality. A range of materials can be used to fabricate pressure vessels, including pressure vessel steel. Pressure vessel steel, as the name suggests, is specifically designed and engineered to meet the stringent regulations regarding the manufacture of pressure vessels. Pressure Vessel Steel: What Is It? Some of the characteristics that distinguish pressure vessel steel are high toughness, tensile strength, notch toughness, ductility and fatigue characteristics. As a result of these
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Galvanized Steel

What Does Galvanized Steel Mean? Galvanized steel is a type of steel that has been galvanized by the application of a zinc coating throughout its body so that it can be protected from corroding or rusting. Galvanized steel has a longer life and durability compared to non-galvanized steel. The application process of zinc on a steel structure is called “galvanization.” This process was first invented and developed in France and England in 1837, in which a sheet of steel was dipped in a molten zinc bath (a method called “hot dip galvanization”). Corrosionpedia Explains Galvanized Steel When steel is brought into contact with molten zinc, a chemical reaction takes place, which bonds zinc on the surface of steel. Thus, a
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Using continuously galvanized steel for light steel frame building

Light steel frame building (LSFB) is not the same as prefabricated or ‘kit’ buildings, as it is rather a building method. Another term is ‘off-site’ construction, due to the fact that a lot of the manufacturing takes place in factories, whereafter the components are transported and assembled on-site. LSFB consists of structured wall panels, trusses and floor joists that are assembled using cold-formed steel sections, which in turn are made from thin-gauge high-strength continuously galvanized steel sheet. Hot-dip galvanized substrate is produced on continuous zinc coating lines from either cold-rolled (thickness range 0.27 mm to < 2.0 mm) or hot-rolled (thickness 2.01 mm to 3.0 mm) steel substrate in coil form. It is produced to the requirements of EN 10142,
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The “U.S. Coated Steel Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Galvanized, Pre-painted), By Application (Building & Construction, Appliances, Automotive), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 – 2028” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The U.S. coated steel market size is expected to reach USD 36.71 billion by 2028, expanding at a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period. Increasing demand for lightweight automotive parts coupled with a rising trend toward the aesthetic appearance of steel products is anticipated to drive market growth across the projected period. Steel is coated with various materials such as zinc and tin to prevent it from corrosion and increase its life cycle. Coated steel is vastly used in applications where food
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Protecting Mild Steel from Corrosion using Zinc

The Principle of Galvanic Protection of Steel Various methods are available to protect steel from corrosion. One of the most elegant of these is the use of zinc. Zinc lies below steel in the galvanic series and therefore will corrode preferentially to steel, offering “galvanic protection”. When galvanic protection is in operation, gaps in the zinc layer do not result in loss of steel but instead accelerate the corrosion rate of zinc. The conditions that need to be met to achieve galvanic protection are: the steel has to be electrically connected to the zinc the materials are close enough for a protective electrical circuit to be made through the corrosive environment The second of these conditions is by far the
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How important is sheet and plate steel flatness?

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  • July 6, 2022
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Steel has the tendency to cling to its original shape and molecular composition. Why? Because it was given a unique configuration when it was rolled, cooled, and coiled at the steel mill. In its natural state, steel is not at all flat. In fact, a hot-rolled sheet coil generally reveals some or all symptoms of poor flatness (see Figure 1). For example, 72-inch-wide material with a 100,000-PSI yield strength can have a crossbow of 2 to 12 in., wavy edges, and excessive crown. These shape imperfections must be removed to produce a high-quality steel sheet that is not only flat, but will remain flat during such subsequent manufacturing operations as laser, plasma, and punch cutting. Temper passing, in conjunction with
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Choosing a metal for architectural cladding

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  • July 4, 2022
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Although expensive, metals are the most durable material used for cladding in residential and commercial construction. Some are commonly used throughout all of manufacturing and construction, such as the ferrous metals, whereas others usually have specific niches, such as titanium and red metals. Galvanized Steel Because it’s abundant and not very expensive, iron is among the most commonly used metals for industrial purposes. Just a small amount of carbon and a few other elements turn it into steel, a family of metals with an abundance of favorable characteristics. Regrettably, the iron combines readily with oxygen to form rust; thankfully, just a thin coating of zinc is all that’s needed to provide an impressive resistance to corrosion. A bonus is in
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The auto industry steels itself for the future

Governed by increasingly stringent legislation, vehicle manufacturers have clear objectives when it comes to reducing emissions and improving the efficiency of vehicles. Most companies agree on the notion that these targets will not be met by focusing on one aspect of vehicle development, like aerodynamics or the powertrain, for example. Instead, a holistic approach is necessary, and according to Jean-Luc Thirion, Head of Global R&D for Automotive at ArcelorMittal, lightweighting is a key piece in the puzzle. Quarter of the whole When preparing for future fuel economy and emissions regulations, two numbers in particular stand out for OEMs and suppliers: 54.5 and 95. In the US, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed a 54.5mpg fuel economy target for
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The Future Of Steel In The Automotive Industry

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  • June 13, 2022
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Could you please give a brief introduction to WorldAutoSteel and its key drivers? We are the automotive group of the World Steel Association and our program is comprised of 18 global automotive sheet steel producers from around the world. The purpose of our organization is to pool resources to demonstrate the most advanced steels for the automotive industry. With our combined resources we’re able to show the best of what can be done with these steels to produce lighter and safer vehicles with lower emissions. That’s our main purpose for getting together. Could you give a brief explanation how the steel is commonly utilized within the automotive industry currently? Around 65% of every vehicle is made of steel, mostly in
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