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phs-uncoated steels are setting a new milestone for safety-related press-hardened components where the corrosion stress is low. This voestalpine steel is the new ace when it comes to maximum energy absorption and minimum deformation in a crash.

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an international organization that ranks several thousand companies worldwide every year with respect to their climate protection activities. In two independent rankings, voestalpine improved considerably, showing us that we are right on target. It doesn’t get any greener.

With a high degree of flexibility and stability, voestalpine is your reliable partner, especially in challenging times. In his newest video message, Peter Heinzl, Head of Sales, Automotive Industry, shows you something that voestalpine will never be.

The voestalpine material data for forming simulation are now available online, and crash simulation characteristics are provided as upon request.

High-strength HD steels and their weldability are essential in the automotive industry. The expert interview hits the welding spot and provides information about the most important current issues of the industry.

The properties of galvanized ahss high-ductility steels are a joy for forming specialists. Welders see this in a more differentiated way, especially with respect to liquid metal embrittlement. Here are top tips for tip-top welding results.

voestalpine sets a new standard in the thickness tolerances of hot-rolled wide strip with guaranteed narrowest tolerances across the entire width and length of the strip. The precise advantages will convince you.

voestalpine guarantees the narrowest thickness tolerances in hot-rolled steel strip, thus providing a higher level of quality and economic advantages. You will find out here how this precision mission was accomplished.

Do you want everything just right in lightweight automotive design? With respect to responsibility for the environment, people and the future, voestalpine is a sustainable step ahead. Discover amazing facts on our new website “Stella Sustainable,” where we focus on sustainability and provide you with interesting images and videos.

Xpert Interview on the making of the steel innovation CP1400HD, which sets new standards in cold forming in automotive lightweight design.

The high-ductility, complex-phase steel CP1400HD of voestalpine redefines the limits of what is feasible in automotive lightweight design.

New voestalpine plants in the field of secondary metallurgy and continuous casting voestalpine remains on the fast track in automotive lightweight design. New plants make it possible to produce high-strength steels of the highest quality with the high capacities required by the market.

Highest strip flatness, strength and excellent cold formability characterize the martensitic steel made by voestalpine. This makes it an ideal complement to hot forging steels for crash-relevant components.

Where does the current of opinions flow with respect to electromobility? An interactive presentation at this year's "Connected by Excellence" provided an overview of further developments in electromobility and insights into the opinions of representatives and experts in the industry.

Experts attending the Tri-country Corrosion Conference spoke about trends in corrosion research and introduced the new standard corrosion test for the automotive industry. We were there with a camera.

The Annual Supplier Quality Report published by Toyota Motor Europe names voestalpine as the best flat-rolled-steel supplier with respect to quality and service. For the key account team, this is both a source of great satisfaction and an incentive to become even better.

HR700LAS is a hot-rolled, micro-alloyed steel within the hot-rolled drive product group of ultralights steels that not only meets the requirements of VDA 239-100, but is also highly suitable for challenging component geometries such as narrow edge radii, particularly in combination with punched edges and the flanging of punched holes.

A perfect coating can only be as good as the surface it is applied to. New coating systems without any fillers require the highest surface quality on hot-dip galvanized steels for exposed panels in the automotive industry. voestalpine provides this high quality.

New classification of AHSS steels voestalpine is proposing a more uniform nomenclature that is based on the further processing of the material and that would more effectively characterize material properties and optimum fields of application.

Als eine der ersten Automobil-Zulieferer haben die voestalpine Stahl GmbH und das voestalpine Steel & Service Center die neuen IATF Qualitätsmanagement-Zertifikate erlangt.

Hot forming: Materials and production technologies.
voestalpine is a hot tip in the field of hot forming. A content overview shows you why different materials and production technologies offer decisive benefits to our customers.

Automotive Notes was launched a year ago. Peter Heinzl, Head of Automotive Sales, thanks readers and talks about future perspectives in a new video.

Complex-phase steel in thicknesses up to 3 mm.
voestalpine is giving engineers a new opportunity for optimum component design. Hot-dip galvanized complex-phase steels are now available in thicknesses up to 3 mm.

voestalpine is a trusted supplier to Toyota Motor Europe. In the course of a successful partnership, a special TBF steel was developed for an innovative seat rail for the Toyota C-HR.

The voestalpine Steel Division was honored with the Best Plant Award 2017. This is the first time in the history of PSA that this award was presented to a steelmaking company. Until now it has only been presented by the French car manufacturer to subsuppliers and component suppliers.

High-tech products such as flat screens are transported in Styrofoam elements. Coils made by voestalpine are also packaged in Styrofoam. The package of benefits in the innovative voestalpine solution is convincing.

If you rest, you rust! Experts at voestalpine offer glimpses of current corrosion protection research and testing. A video shows how zinc-magnesium is highly efficient in protecting modern cars from corrosion.

phs-directform®, a world novelty, is directly hot-formed, hot-dip galvanized steel strip to be used in corrosion-resistant light-weight components for the automotive industry. Tailor-welded blanks (TWB) can also be processed without additional expense.

Tubes and sections, corrosion-resistant and with high strength where it is needed. A patented rollform hardening process will soon be a part of auto manufacturing and will open new opportunities.

Construction of the new voestalpine production facility for the innovative field of hot forming is well underway. Production operations in the world's first line for the direct hot forming of phs-directform® are scheduled to begin in Schwäbisch Gmünd in the summer of 2016. The press tool must be installed in the production line before any parts can be pressed.

The requirements of car producers are very diversified with respect to structural autobody components, which feature ever lighter weights, higher strengths and greater stability. As an experienced and innovative specialist, voestalpine responds to the industry with phs-directform®, a material that meets the highest demands of hot-formed galvanized applications.

The next world novelty in the field of hot forming for press-hardened steels is on its way to the customer. Construction work is progressing smoothly on the world's first phs-directform® line in the voestalpine works of Schwäbisch Gmünd.