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Steel as material
ArticleName Steel remains a dominating material in automotive building
ArticleAuthor K. Jopp

Hamburg, Germany:

K. Jopp, Special Reporter, e-mail:


Lightweight constructions in automotive building are rather actual for automobile producers and suppliers. New developments in this field have been discussed at the international conference «Steel in Cars and Trucks». It is concluded that steel remains to be the most important construction material for automotive industry, because modern cars and trucks consists of steel alloys in average more than by 50 %. Steel demonstrates optimal technological properties in many areas and is characterized by high efficiency, resource-saving and ecological safety.

keywords Steel, automotive industry. lightweight bodies, technological properties, efficiency, recource-saving
Language of full-text russian
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