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EDITORIAL – Automakers expected to increase use of high-strength steel to achieve lightweighting goals

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Advanced high-strength steel is driving innovation in the automotive industry and helping automakers reach their lightweighting target

‘Lightweighting’ is a buzzword in the automotive industry nowadays. Strict emission and fuel economy norms are pushing automakers to look for materials that will help them cut overall weight of the vehicle without compromising its safety and increasing manufacturing cost significantly. Automakers are now turning toward high-strength steel (HSS) to address the lightweighting issue.

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