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Our latest lightweight design innovations featured at Aachen Body Engineering Day

One of steel’s greatest advantages is the low-cost lightweighting options it provides. Ivan Viaux, Research Engineer at ArcelorMittal Global R&D, will demonstrate it on 21 September at the 2016 edition of the Aachen Body Engineering Days conference.

Following the successful rollout of the previous S-in motion® studies, ArcelorMittal sought to further expand its suite of lightweight steel solutions to include mid-size vehicles. Using 2015 baseline vehicles, ArcelorMittal recently completed the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) design of body structures, doors, rear suspension and bumper systems for two additional vehicle categories – the mid-size sedan and mid-size SUV – using one multi-vehicle platform.

ArcelorMittal solutions have reduced the weight of the baseline by 86 kg (23%) for the sedan and 102 kg (20%) for the SUV with steel grades commercially available today. Additional weight savings of 14 kg (26% total weight reduction) for the sedan and 10 kg (21% total) for the SUV can be achieved with steel grades that will be commercially available from ArcelorMittal within less than two years.