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Steel Market Development Institute Honors Three Automotive Steel Innovators

The individuals who were recently named the Steel Market Development Institute’s (SMDI) 2019 Men and Women of Steel may not be superheroes. However, they do great things when it comes to promoting the positive impact of steel in their respective … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Experience at NAIAS Offers Glimpse at Steel’s Role in Future Autonomous Vehicles

Future Mobility will be front and center at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Continue reading

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A Year in Review: Notable Steel-Intensive Vehicles of 2018

Advanced high-strength steel and ultra-high-strength steel played a starring role in the new vehicle introductions of 2018. Continue reading

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The Advantages of Steel: A Consumer Vehicle Shopping Guide

Shopping for a new car, truck or SUV? See how high-strength steel delivers on top consumer selling points, including price, safety and performance Continue reading

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The “Body Shop in Reverse” of Emergency Extrication

How emergency first responders and body repair professionals are evolving their techniques when working with advanced and ultra high-strength steels Continue reading

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Steel Took Center Stage at the 2018 Lightweighting World Expo

SMDI’s Dr. Jody N. Hall gave the keynote address on the second day of the inaugural conference. Continue reading

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Get Ready for Winter Driving During Fall Car Care Month

Prep your vehicle for the season ahead with these simple tips Continue reading

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More Than MPG: Demand Drives Innovation in the Steel Industry

How the steel industry responds to regulatory requirements with unprecedented capabilities Continue reading

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The Future of Autonomous Vehicles Depends on Steel

While we may not know for certain how autonomous vehicles will look or what form their technology will take, we do know they will depend on high-strength steel Continue reading

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American Truck Buyers: Make Mine Steel

Americans demand a lot from their trucks: performance, safety, durability price and fuel economy. For those reasons, truck owners demand steel. Continue reading

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