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Oct 23, 2014, 10:11 ET

Steel Market Development Institute Appoints Mark A. Thimons To Head Up Steel Recycling Institute

 The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announces that Mark A. Thimons...

Oct 04, 2014, 13:43 ET

World Steel Dynamics Predicts Short-Lived Gains For Aluminum Before Advanced High-Strength Steels Take Over

World Steel Dynamics' (WSD) report AutoBody Warfare: Aluminum Attack, based on WSD's independent consultation with steel, aluminum and automotive...

Aug 04, 2014, 13:00 ET
Dr. Jody N. Hall, incoming Vice President Automotive Market for the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI). (PRNewsFoto/SMDI)

SMDI Taps GM's Dr. Hall as Head of Automotive Programs

 The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announced today that Dr. Jody...

May 16, 2014, 14:07 ET

New Guidelines Support Use of the Latest, Lightest Steel Technologies

 At the Great Designs in Steel automotive conference, WorldAutoSteel announced the launch of the Advanced High-Strength Steels Application...

May 14, 2014, 13:59 ET

SMDI Honors General Motors Design Team For Innovative Use Of Advanced Steel At 13th Annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar

 For its use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS), the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and...

Mar 12, 2014, 15:14 ET

College Students Unveil Renderings At Steel Market Development Institute's Steel Wheel Design Competition Awards Presentation

 The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, in partnership with Michelin, announced the winners of its fifth annual...

Jan 14, 2014, 15:35 ET

Consumers View Advanced High-Strength Steel As The Answer To Safety, Performance And Fuel Efficiency According To New Market Research Report

 At the 2014 North American International Auto Show today the steel industry unveiled conclusive findings from a recent market research study...

Jan 13, 2014, 11:24 ET

Advanced Steel Featured On 2014 North American Truck of the Year Winner

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) – a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute – is pleased that the...

Dec 04, 2013, 10:00 ET

Lightweight Steel Twist Beam Achieves 30 Percent Mass Reduction At Lower Cost Than Alternative Materials

 Furthering its mission to help automakers meet stringent fuel economy requirements, the Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Automotive...

Nov 18, 2013, 11:00 ET

When It Comes To Food Packaging Choices, Sustainability Trumps Novelty

 An independent research study conducted by MindClick Global on behalf of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the...

Sep 30, 2013, 15:01 ET

Steel Market Development Institute And Michelin Kick Off Fifth Annual Steel Wheel Design Competition With Local College Students

 The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, in partnership with Michelin, kicked off its fifth annual Steel Wheel...

Sep 25, 2013, 13:34 ET

A Scientific Method Or Marketing Gimmick?

 The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) President Lawrence W. Kavanagh issued the following statement regarding the Oak Ridge National...

Aug 07, 2013, 11:00 ET

New Life Cycle Assessment Study Shows Replacing Wood Utility Poles With Steel Significantly Lowers Key Environmental Impacts

A detailed life cycle assessment (LCA) study commissioned by the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron...

Aug 06, 2013, 10:00 ET

New Study Confirms Lightweight Styled Steel Wheels Equivalent In Mass To Aluminum At 40 Percent Cost Savings

To assist automakers in manufacturing vehicles that will meet the new fuel economy regulations while also offering style to consumers, the Steel...

Jul 10, 2013, 09:00 ET

Steel Market Development Institute: Obama Climate Action Plan Vehicle Strategy Flawed

One of the three pillars of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan is to cut carbon emissions in America by implementing strict fuel...

May 17, 2013, 10:15 ET

Steel Industry Names William Heenan As Recipient Of 2013 SMDI Lifetime Achievement Award

 The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announced today that William...

May 02, 2013, 10:00 ET

Designing the Future of the Automotive Industry: Great Designs in Steel Seminar Demonstrates Steel's Leading Position

 More than 1,400 steel and automotive experts gathered in Livonia, Mich. yesterday to discuss a key aspect of the automotive industry's future...

May 01, 2013, 14:00 ET

New Industry Report Advances Steel's Leading Position In Vehicle And Light Truck Bumper Systems

To assist engineers and automakers in applying the most lightweight and cost-effective steel bumpers in passenger cars and light trucks, the Steel...

May 01, 2013, 10:30 ET

Steel Industry Unveils Design Tool For Material Comparison In Automotive Applications

WorldAutoSteel, along with the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute,...

May 01, 2013, 08:30 ET

Ford Fusion Design Team Earns Automotive Excellence Award at 12th Annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute gave top honors to Ford Motor Co.'s Ford...