SSAB is launching several new high-strength steel grades, thereby creating new opportunities in the automotive industry.
“Within the coming 12 months we will release two new hot-rolled advanced high-strength steel grades tailor-made for chassis applications,” says José Puente Cabrero, Portfolio manager, automotive products. “The steels exceed 800 and 1,000 MPa in tensile strength and offer a unique combination of properties for maximized hole expansion and edge ductility.”
SSAB is a producer of advanced high-strength steels for the transport and automotive industries. Company helps designers and manufacturers meet new, exacting demands from industry and customers to reduce weight and CO₂ emissions, increase cost efficiency and improve crashworthiness. Through close collaboration with customers, research institutes and universities, the R&D department at SSAB has created a series of new offerings.
SSAB will also introduce new cold-rolled martensitic steels with improved flatness. The latest Docol martensitic steels for cold-formed applications, with a tensile strength above 1,700 MPa, are being designed into upcoming car models.
Thus far, higher tensile strength has affected the ductility of advanced high-strength steel products.
“Now we are going to introduce new press-hardening steels. These are optimized to reach tensile strengths above 2,000 MPa, but with retained good ductility,” says José Puente Cabrero.