Meeting the lightweighting challenges
Can you downgauge without corrosion risk?
We believe that our formability-enhanced steels, such as XPF and complex-phase HHE, have the potential to unlock huge lightweighting - enabling the use of higher strength steel in more components. Improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions lie at the heart of the development of lightweight components. Designers are seeking thinner gauge steels that can also meet tough performance requirements.
Outstanding corrosion protection can open the door to further component lightweighting. The availability of hot-rolled AHSS with a metallic coating enables downgauging potential without additional corrosion risk.