Press release

New focus for lightweight applications with steel

The focus of the automotive industry for lightweight applications with steel is shifting. Where previously the emphasis was on vehicle bodies and sheet metal forming, drive train and chassis are now at the centre of this application. These components account for about 41 % of the vehicle weight. The Research Network for Lighweight Forging (“Massiver Leichtbau”) coordinated by the Research Association for Steel Applications (FOSTA) bundles the competences of the entire manufacturing chain. (vdi-Nachrichten 28 August 2015)