The automotive sector is forced to focus their R&D activities on multiple trends like and autonomous driving and e-mobiliy.This requires major investments on their part, all while they face pressure to keep prices down. As a long-standing material supplier of the automotive sector, we are familiar with the changing requirements in vehicle construction. Vehicles with conventional combustion engines as well as modern traction motors benefit from economically attractive lightweight steel solutions. We are contributing to the transition to e-mobility with our selectrify® initiative - steel solutions for e-vehicles.
”When all its properties are considered, steel is superior to all other body materials and will therefore remain the first choice for sustainable and economical lightweight vehicle construction in the future”.
Bernhard Osburg, Chief Executive Officer
Lightweight steel solutions for the vehicle structure
Dual-phase steel for cold forming: tailored portfolio for modern lightweight construction
High strength, excellent formability and enhanced crash performance: The specific requirements for the different applications in automotive engineering can be enhanced with our tailored and needs-oriented portfolio of cold-rolled dual-phase steels. A coordinated range that is optimally tailored to the component function and customer application.
Advantages of dual-phase steels at a glance:
The full spectrum of high strength classes – from 500 to 1,200 MPa
New degrees of freedom in the cold forming of ultrahigh-strength structural parts
Attractive characteristics for crash-relevant parts
Manganese-boron steels and AS Pro coating for hot forming: Highest strength with good forming properties
For hot forming thyssenkrupp supplies hot-rolled, cold-rolled and coated MBW® manganese-boron steels. A newcomer to the range: AS Pro, the innovative coating for significantly improved component and process reliability in automotive engineering.
In the automotive industry MBW® manganese-boron steels are mainly used for safety-relevant structural parts. Our MBW® steels offer extremely high strengths after hot forming while retaining very good forming properties.
Advantages of MBW® manganese-boron steels for hot forming at a glance:
Broad spectrum of uncoated and coated MnB steels for hot forming with strengths from 500 to 2,000 MPa after hot forming.
AS Pro, innovative coating for significantly improved component and process reliability in automotive engineering.
Very high degrees of forming possible with high final strength.
Very high potential for weight reduction in safety-relevant structural parts.
Product novelty: With AS Pro, thyssenkrupp Steel is the first steel manufacturer to launch a new, game-changing coating for hot forming ultra-high-strength MBW® steels worldwide – to ensure maximum automobile component reliability. The new coating ensures significantly lower process-related hydrogen absorption during the annealing process in hot forming, and also makes the manufacturing process more economical.
Hot-rolled lightweight steels with optimum processability for the chassis
Whether microalloyed steels for suspension and axle applications, high-strength multi-phase steels for single-skin control arms, or application-optimized manganese-boron steels for precision steel tubular applications such as stabilizers, thyssenkrupp Steel offers an extensive hot-rolled portfolio for the cost-effective lightweighting of high-strength chassis components.
Our hot-rolled chassis materials are available as uncoated and coated hot wide strip and slit strip and as uncoated precision strip, on request also as slit coil.
Portfolio expansion: We have expanded the portfolio of hot-rolled microalloyed steels to include high-ductility (HD) grades. Compared with the VDA 239-100 and DIN EN 10149-2 standards, the microalloyed HD steels are characterized by a significantly narrower range of mechanical properties and increased elongation at break.
Vehicle interior: Lightweight steels for seat structures
Front and rear seats must meet the highest demands in terms of cost-effectiveness, installation space, lightweight design, safety, and comfort.
thyssenkrupp Steel offers a tailored portfolio for cost-effective lightweight steel seat structures: From highly ductile hot-rolled strip and precision strip with tight tolerances to microalloyed cold-forming steels and cold-rolled high-strength multi-phase steels – with best forming and joining properties.
Service: Benefit from our materials and application expertise
Research and development of new steel materials and technologies
Our Application Technology Center has been helping customers with innovative solutions to get the most out of their steel for 50 years.
The name says it all: as thyssenkrupp Steel’s innovation lab,the Application Technology Center aims to do more than simply research, develop, and manufacture new steel materials and technologies – it also strives to ensure that the company’s customers get the most out of these developments.