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Jan 04, 2012, 01:00 ET 2013 Dodge Dart Compact Car Features Industry-Leading Amount of Advanced Steel Technologies

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has reason to celebrate early in this 2012 New Year. High-strength steel will be used in an...


Dec 07, 2011, 08:00 ET Advanced Steel Technologies Featured in 2012 Ford Focus: The Car Connection's "Best Car to Buy 2012"

Ringing in 2012 has come early for the North American steel industry and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), as editors at High Gear...


Nov 30, 2011, 08:30 ET High-Strength Steel Featured on Honda Civic Natural Gas - Green Car Journal's 2012 Green Car of the Year®

The North American steel industry and the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) can help "paint the town green," as the 2012 Honda Civic Natural...


Oct 13, 2011, 08:30 ET Steel Industry Calls for Shift in Vehicle Regulations

WorldAutoSteel, the automotive group of the World Steel Association, with support from investor companies of the Steel Market Development Institute,...


Sep 14, 2011, 09:49 ET Life Cycle Assessment Critical to Reducing Vehicle Emissions

Life cycle assessment (LCA) is critical to fully understanding and reducing vehicle emissions, Cees ten Broek, WorldAutoSteel director, said today at ...


Aug 02, 2011, 01:00 ET The Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute Launches Project to Develop Lightweight Steel Wheel

To showcase the benefits of steel wheels to automotive manufacturers and consumers, the Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force ...


Aug 01, 2011, 01:00 ET Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks Developing Methodology for Manufacturing Low-Mass Steel Fuel Tanks for Advanced Hybrid Vehicles

To demonstrate the manufacturing feasibility of lightweight sealed steel fuel tanks for plug-in hybrid and extended-range electric vehicles, the...


Jun 28, 2011, 08:57 ET Steel Industry Praises Ricardo Study Highlighting the Importance of Life Cycle Emissions in Properly Assessing the Carbon Footprint of Future Vehicles

According to the study "Preparing for a Life Cycle CO2 Measure" recently released by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LCVP), an advisory group...


May 18, 2011, 11:00 ET SMDI's Bumper Group Releases 4th Edition Steel Bumper Systems for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks Product Manual

To provide automakers with updated, technical information for the design and manufacture of steel bumpers, the Steel Market Development Institute's...


May 18, 2011, 09:30 ET Steel Market Development Institute Honors Multimatic Inc. With Automotive Excellence Award at 10th Annual Great Designs in Steel Seminar

The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Automotive Applications Council honored Ontario-based Multimatic Inc. today with its annual...


May 18, 2011, 01:00 ET Global Steel Industry Project Provides Lightweight, Reduced Carbon Footprint Vehicle Options

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), in collaboration with WorldAutoSteel, announced today the results of a three-year program to develop...


May 03, 2011, 01:13 ET Dr. Heimbuch Earns Industry Leadership Award for Auto/Steel Partnership Role and Increasing the Use of Advanced High-strength Steels

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today that Dr. Roger Heimbuch has received the 2011 Market Development Industry Leadership...


Apr 21, 2011, 03:00 ET Celebrating the Sustainability Benefits and Superior Recycling Attributes of Steel

As the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) celebrates the 41st anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow, investing member companies remind consumers...


Apr 12, 2011, 03:00 ET Analysis of Ultrafine Grained Multi-Phase Steel Sheets Garners SMDI / SAE Sydney H. Melbourne Award for Automotive Excellence

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International has named Yoshitaka Okitsu, Tadashi Naito, Naoki Takaki and Tomoaki Sugiura of Honda R&D Co., ...


Apr 06, 2011, 09:00 ET Steel Industry Releases Updated Bar Steel Products Manual For Engineers

The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Bar Applications Group (BAG) released an updated version of the Bar Steel Products Manual today,...


Apr 05, 2011, 03:45 ET Long Products Market Development Group Presents Updated Surface Finish Results at Forging Industry's Technical Conference

Surface finish research results will provide updated information to help mechanical engineers design forged steel vehicle parts that are lightweight...


Mar 24, 2011, 10:00 ET Steel Industry to Offer New Grades and Lightweight Steel Solutions for Advanced Powertrain Vehicles

North American steel industry experts will launch FutureSteelVehicle (FSV) at the 10th Annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) seminar Wednesday, May 18 ...


Mar 23, 2011, 10:00 ET The Steel Market Development Institute Launches Brand New Website

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has launched a brand new website that accelerates the technology transfer of steel-intensive solutions...


Mar 17, 2011, 02:57 ET Stylized Concepts Unveiled at Steel Market Development Institute's Steel Wheels Design Competition

The Wheels Task Force of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), Michelin and Lawrence Technological University (LTU) announced the...


Mar 03, 2011, 02:30 ET Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks Discusses Lightweight Fuel Tanks at ITB Conference

To demonstrate effective, low mass designs for steel-intensive fuel tanks of future vehicles, representatives from the Strategic Alliance for Steel...


Dec 08, 2010, 12:09 ET Heenan to Step Down After Nearly 40 Years in Steel Industry; Crawford Appointed Executive Director, Steel Recycling Institute

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) has announced that Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) President William M. (Bill) Heenan, Jr. is stepping...


Nov 10, 2010, 02:54 ET Steel Market Development Institute Promotes Lorincz to Senior Director, Communications

The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI) announced today the promotion of Deanna S. Lorincz to senior director, SMDI communications. In this...


Oct 27, 2010, 12:06 ET SMDI Emphasizes the Importance of Advanced High-Strength Steel and Manufacturing in Future Regulations at AMM's Automotive Metals Conference

Steel used in today's cars can help automakers reduce the carbon footprint of tomorrow's vehicles and future regulations should address emissions...


Oct 11, 2010, 11:02 ET SMDI Collaborates with Lawrence Technological University and Michelin to Kick Off Second Steel Wheels Design Competition

The Steel Market Development Institute's (SMDI) Wheels Task Force, in partnership with Southfield, Mich.-based Lawrence Technological University...