Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2832
2003-10-27

New 440MPa High-Strength Steel for Vehicle Outer-Panel 2003-01-2832

New 440MPa class high-strength steel, which had high r-value(1.6) and elongation(38%), was applied to outer-panel for the first time in the world. In this development FEM simulation was carried out to clarify the necessary steel properties, and the production conditions in strip mill were established. 10-kg weight reduction was realized by using this steel.

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