Menu My space
Global Automotive & Mobility Solutions

Global R&D for automotive

Exploring the properties of steel

ArcelorMittal explores and exploits the unique properties of steel like no one else! That’s why automakers are inviting us to help them create the safer, lighter, cleaner vehicles of tomorrow. We hit targets for weight reduction without ever compromising on safety, style, or affordability. And with the lowest-possible carbon footprint and cost.

We are constantly developing new steel products, solutions, and design partnerships. We are constantly discovering new ways to give our automotive customers creative freedom and consumer appeal.

ArcelorMittal is constantly developing the next generation of advanced steels to serve the global automotive sector. Our researching reach, product portfolio and expertise make us the undisputed technology leader for automotive.

 

 

Key figures

  • 1,500 full-time researchers in a worldwide network of 11 laboratories
  • US$ 290 million – global R&D spending in 2018
  • 80+ new products under development at any time
  • Roughly 1/3 of ArcelorMittal’s research budget is devoted to automotive
  • Today we produce steels with strengths up to 2000 MPa, before the year 2000 the maximum strength was only 340 MPa

 

 

ArcelorMittal has 6 Global R&D sites dedicated to the automotive industry

Around 600 engineers and technician develop new steels, improve the in-use properties of steel, conceive breakthrough products & solutions and provide technical support services for customers. ArcelorMittal operates six Global R&D sites around the world dedicated to exploring new steel solutions for automotive.

 

Interactive map

 

Innovation across all fields

ArcelorMittal’s automotive research covers all fields required by the automotive industry including:

  • Advanced high strength steels (AHSS)
  • Innovative coatings
  • Hot and cold stamping as well as roll forming
  • Laser welded blanks (LWB)
  • Tubular and long products

We also develop innovative electrical iCARe® steels that bring significant performance improvements to the core of the electric motors, extending the driving range while boosting efficiency and acceleration. Our Smart Steel solutions for the battery protection, chassis and body-in-white applications of battery electric vehicles are the latest extension of our S-in motion® range of lightweight solutions.

All product innovations are supported by ArcelorMittal’s high-level process experts.

For more information about ArcelorMittal’s Research and Development activities, please visit the R&D pages on arcelormittal.com.

 

You may also be interested in

Explore our best-in class steel solutions

Search our products

Create your personal catalogue

By strength

0MPa 2000MPa
0MPa 2000MPa

By product reference




Results


Strength

700 500 MPa 2000 MPa

Tailor your ArcelorMittal Automotive web experience

I am ...

I am especially interested in information about automotive steel for…

My ArcelorMittal Automotive space

This is your personal space on ArcelorMittal's global automotive website. You can keep your favorite ArcelorMittal automotive web pages and documents in a safe place

My space

Configure this website

If you want, you can tailor your web experience on this automotive website to your personal needs. By selecting your job profile and/or region (both optional) you enable us to personalize the content you see on this website.
No matter which job profile or region you select, you will always have unlimited access to all the information on this website. The only thing that changes is that you will be offered more tailored content. As well as your profile and region, we also use your browsing history on this website to remember your personal preferences and identify the most appropriate content for you.
We are confident that this will help you to find the inspiration you are looking for on the ArcelorMittal automotive website.