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AHSS Insights

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

Resistance Spot Welding Automotive AHSS

Resistance Spot Welding Automotive AHSS

Contributed by Menachem Kimchi, Ohio State University Advance High-Strength Steels (AHSS) have been resistance welded in automotive production lines in the last few years. However, the high strength and hardness can be expected to affect spot weld failure modes during...

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AHSS Unique Mechanical Properties

AHSS Unique Mechanical Properties

For many years, steel producers and stamping plants have gathered the mechanical properties of sheet metal. Individuals recorded properties such as yield strength, n-value and R-value to name a few. As new materials are introduced into the stamping plants, new...

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Introduction

Introduction

With escalating concerns about human-induced greenhouse gases, global legislators have passed more stringent vehicle emissions regulations through 2020, while considering further, aggressive targets for the next ten years. Automakers are searching for new materials...

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