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AHSS Insights

Information to educate on the use of Advanced High-Strength Steels

Improving Joint Performance

Improving Joint Performance

In static or dynamic conditions, the spot weld strength of Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) may be considered as a limiting factor. One solution to improve resistance spot weld strength is to add a high-strength adhesive to the weld. Figure 1 illustrates the...

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AHSS Corrosion Resistant Coatings

AHSS Corrosion Resistant Coatings

Many steel parts on a vehicle require corrosion protection, regardless of whether they are exposed or unexposed applications. The most common way to accomplish corrosion protection is to coat Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) with zinc by means of a couple of...

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AHSS Fundamentals in Forming and Joining

AHSS Fundamentals in Forming and Joining

In this edition of AHSS Insights, George Coates and Menachem Kimchi get back to basics with important fundamentals in forming and joining AHSS. As the global steel industry continues its development of Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS), including 3rd Gen products...

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Battery Electric Vehicles – Boom or Bust for AHSS?

Battery Electric Vehicles – Boom or Bust for AHSS?

Article contributed by Harry Singh, Senior Product Applications Engineer, United States Steel Corporation. Several recent studies are forecasting that; “Within the next 10 to 15 years, urban transportation will be dominated by Electric and Automated vehicles”.1...

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AHSS Application Guidelines Update Begins

AHSS Application Guidelines Update Begins

Take a moment and comment below on what you hope to see in this next update! Nearly 17 years ago, WorldAutoSteel began the first compilation of the Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) Application Guidelines, a volume of global best practices for forming and joining...

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Modelling Resistance Spot Welding of AHSS

Modelling Resistance Spot Welding of AHSS

Authored by Max Biegler, Research Assistant RSW, Fraunhofer IPK, Berlin Modelling resistance spot welding can help to understand the process and drive innovation by asking the right questions and giving new viewpoints outside of limited experimental trials. The models...

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Dealing with Springback: The Sidewall Curl Issue

Dealing with Springback: The Sidewall Curl Issue

Compensate or Countermeasure? Taking Sidewall Curling Seriously In this blog post Akshay Wankhede, Application Engineer at AutoForm, describes the causes for the springback phenomenon known as the “sidewall curl”, how its occurrence on stamped panels can be identified...

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A Look at the New EU Legislation for Cars and Vans

A Look at the New EU Legislation for Cars and Vans

We’ve been monitoring the evolution of vehicle legislation in the world closely, advocating for life cycle thinking to be considered for the next generation of regulations. The European Union has been actively pursuing Post 2020 regulations, looking hard at CO2...

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Blanking, Shearing and Trim Operations

Blanking, Shearing and Trim Operations

Advanced Hight-Strength Steels (AHSS) exhibit high work hardening rates, resulting in improved forming capabilities compared to conventional HSLA. However, the same high work hardening creates higher strength and hardness in sheared or punched edges, creating...

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