Steel Treatment Paves the Way For Radically Lighter, Stronger, Cheaper Cars

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Zothecula writes: Radically cheaper, quicker and less energy-intensive to produce than regular steel, Flash Bainite is stronger than titanium by weight, and ductile enough to be pressed into shape while cold without thinning or cracking. It’s now being tested by three of the world’s five largest car manufacturers, who are finding they can produce thinner structural car components that are between 30-50 percent lighter and cheaper than the steel they’ve been using, while maintaining the same performance is crash tests. Grain of salt: the positive claims here are mostly coming from the company responsible for the process. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Steel Treatment Paves the Way For Radically Lighter, Stronger, Cheaper Cars

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