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AHSS Insights

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

Roll Forming AHSS

Roll Forming AHSS

Roll Forming takes a flat sheet or strip and feeds it longitudinally through a mill containing several successive paired roller dies, each of which incrementally bend the strip into the desired final shape. The incremental approach can minimize strain localization and...

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Geometric Analysis of Sections – GAS2.0

Geometric Analysis of Sections – GAS2.0

A New Software Application for Thin Wall Section Analysis Advanced High-Strength Steel (AHSS) grades offer increased performance in yield and tensile strength. However, to fully utilize this increased strength, automotive beam sections must be designed carefully to...

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Inventing the First AHSS Road Bike

Inventing the First AHSS Road Bike

 An inspiring story You are most likely wondering why WorldAutoSteel is writing a blog about a bicycle. It is because when we talked to Jia-Uei Chan, Regional Business Development at our member company, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe (TKSe), about the journey of inventing...

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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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