MAKING VEHICLES LIGHTER: A PROGRESS REPORT

Steelmakers are coming up with HSLA (high-strength, low-alloy) steels with good formability and weldability, but the grades lack consistency from heat to heat and supplier to supplier. Aluminum's major drawback, as far as weldability is concerned, is its surface. Automakers want developers of new alloys to emphasize weldability, particularly spot weldability, as much as they do strength and formability. Weldability of new steels must approximate that of low-carbon steel.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Penton-IPC

    614 Superior Avenue West
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44113
  • Authors:
    • Weymueller, C R
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00196295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM