Advanced high-strength steels are key to leveraging lightweighting potential in the automotive industry, particularly in the production of crash-relevant structural parts and complex-shaped components at reduced weight and cost.
By fine tuning the different microstructure constituents with their individual properties, the characteristic material properties of advanced high-strength steels can be controlled and optimized for the intended application. At thyssenkrupp we offer customers the ideal material for their requirements: from dual-phase, retained austenite and complex-phase steels to ferritic-bainitic steels.
When it comes to further developing advanced high-strength steels thyssenkrupp takes a multi-dimensional approach, because alongside higher strength and weight-reduction potential, processing properties and a differentiated view of formability are key factors in adding value to our customers’ products.
In order to be involved in the design of the next generation of modern AHSS, thyssenkrupp Steel is cooperating closely in its development with Japanese steel producer JFE Steel Corporation. The result: the highly ductile grades jetQ® 980 and jetQ® 1180 for geometrically complex crash structures in vehicle bodies.