Articles Tagged with ''steel''

New Steel Achieves 17 Percent Reduction in Weight

The project had the primary goal of finding an even lighter and more cost-effective solution for a bumper component. Upon project completion, the new steel achieved this with a 17 percent weight reduction compared to similar steel bumpers and a lower weight than comparable bumpers made from aluminum.
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'Explosive Welding' Being Studied for Mixed Material Repairs

As aluminum becomes more popular in vehicles, the industry is searching for safer ways to join mixed materials. There are several academic studies related to the lightweighting issue, including one from Ohio State University, which is studying “civilized explosive welding” as a way to join dissimilar materials and avoid corrosion.
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