Freedom in design
Ympress' biggest advantage is its high yield strength combined with high formability and consistency.
It means designers can switch confidently to lower gauge steel, even for complex, load bearing applications. This saves both cost and weight and provides end product benefits. These benefits include reduced fuel consumption and a lower carbon footprint.
Stronger steel can also enable increased lifting and load-bearing capacity in a range of heavy vehicle and agricultural equipment – without the weight penalty.
Careful control of the steel chemistry, especially the very low sulphur content in Ympress HSLA steel delivers outstanding formability and guaranteed minimum elongation levels. It is suitable for tight bending radii and stretch flanging. Tight gauge tolerances ensure reduced springback variability.