Author Archives: Steel Market Development Institute

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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Five Years Later – Consumers Still Prefer Steel

Five years ago, an announcement was made sparking a materials debate across the automotive industry. With one of the top-selling vehicles in the U.S. becoming aluminum intensive, we wanted to know what the everyday driver thought about materials used in … Continue reading

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