High-strength cold-forming steels with convincing properties

As a pioneer in the field of high-strength cold-forming steels, especially advanced high-strength steels (ahss), the innovative steel developments of voestalpine make a significant contribution to lightweight automotive design. The developments are characterized by special material properties, forming properties and economy in processing. The basis for these outstanding solutions is an interaction between material expertise, process know-how and manufacturing that results in excellence from a single source. voestalpine is not only a premium steel supplier. Companies in the business unit Automotive Components offer efficient serial production of parts and assemblies with just the right surface treatments.

Ideal for structural components, the car body and exposed panels

Our cold-forming steels stand for sophisticated applications, high quality and efficiency. Whether it be a body component, structural component or exposed panel, we supply just the right steel to meet the highest requirements. Our broad portfolio of cold-forming steels meets every requirement of yield strength, total elongation, resistance to edge cracking, bendability and deep-drawing properties. Our technical specialists will be happy to provide professional consultation.


A comparison of advanced high-strength steels (ahss)

Which steel for which requirement? With a decades-long development lead, voestalpine has the competence in advanced high-strength steels. Different ahss steels are compared with each other in the following downloads:

  • Material facts: ahss dual-phase steels and ahss complex-phase steels in comparison: What are the differences in yield strength, total elongation, resistance to edge cracking, and how suitable are they for deep drawing and bending operations?
  • Performance facts: How do ahss classic steels differ from ahss high-ductility steels? The material experts at voestalpine compare the forming properties, weldability and crash behavior of both variants. 


Property profiles: steels for cold forming