Tag Archives: Advanced High-Strength Steel

Volvo Wins Automotive Excellence Award at 16th annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar

Every year, the Steel Market Development Institute presents the Automotive Excellence Award at the annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) conference. Now in its 16th year, the conference features the best and brightest of the automotive and steel industries and … Continue reading

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Steel Vehicles Have Changed – How We Repair Them Has Too

This is a guest post courtesy of Steve Marks, Industry Support Manager, I-CAR, and the recipient of SMDI’s 2017 Man of Steel Community Hero Award. Advances in automotive steels are allowing global manufacturers to produce amazing vehicles to meet consumer expectations … Continue reading

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Taking Innovation to New Heights

Steel is accelerating innovation in today’s automotive history – like it has for decades. Just look at how much advanced high-strength steel is used in today’s vehicles – 10% higher than projections! We’re not surprised with how much high-strength steel … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Sustainable with the 2017 Green Car Awards

At the 2017 Washington Auto Show, the future of sustainable vehicles was on display. Which vehicles took home the Green Car Awards? Continue reading

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SMDI Honors Steel Innovators with 3rd Annual Men and Women of Steel Awards

The vehicles we drive each day are created using steel, and the steel industry’s goal is to aid its customers in achieving the highest value and performance in their products. The men and women within the industry exemplify this with … Continue reading

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Accelerating Innovation at the North American International Auto Show

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) invites you to Detroit as we once again sponsor the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This auto show season will be full of great new reveals, some of which we are anticipating here. … Continue reading

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Summer Driving Tips

It’s summer time and we’re just as ready as you are to pack our bags and hit the open highway! Whether it’s driving up the California coast, or driving to taste the freshest seafood in the Northeast, we need to … Continue reading

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Celebrating 15 Years of Great Designs in Steel

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Steel Market Development Institute’s Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar. As we look to the future, it’s important to look back on where we’ve been. The SMDI Automotive Applications Council had a … Continue reading

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Celebrate Green Vehicles This St. Patrick’s Day

Greening your lifestyle shouldn’t only take place on St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, owning or leasing a vehicle with advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) can make the world a greener place! Did you know AHSS requires less energy and emissions to … Continue reading

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Make New Steels, but Keep the Old – The Story of Steel’s Evolution

Did you know in the 1960s, there were only five types of automotive steel available and today there are more than 200? Different steels provide options for automakers to choose from to get the right job in your car done!  … Continue reading

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