Application examples in automotive lightweight design

Our steels contribute parts to your success

Whether for structural or bodywork components, crash-relevant safety parts or exposed panels with the highest surface quality, we always offer only one solution for every requirement in automotive lightweight design: the best one. This guarantees a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality steels for cold and hot forming.

The best solution with the best advice.

Whether cold forming with ahss steels or hot forming with phs technology (press hardening steels), the technical specialists at voestalpine will assist you with their expertise in high-strength steel grades, production engineering and product and process development. Because different components have different requirements. The following graphics show which ultralight material is the ideal light-weight solution for exposed panels and interior components.


  • Interior components side member front, middle, rear, crash box, bumper, A, B and C pillar, seat structure, cross member, tunnel, roof frame, roof bows, rocker panels, door impact beams etc.
  • Exposed panel components mudguards, hoods, door panels etc.

Applications for interior components

voestalpine - Applications for interior components

Applications for exposed panels

voestalpine - Applications for exposed panels