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THE automotive industry is one of European steel manufactures major customers and it faces increasing demands on both vehicle emissions and increased safety. The former drives the need for lighter vehicles with cost effective use of materials and the optimisation of the body-in-white structure. The latter is reflected in increasingly stringent crash legislation and consumer demand. At the same time, there is a move to drive down costs and reduce development times. In many instances, therefore, the challenge for lightweight cost effective steel solutions must be met by the steel industry.

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Authors: CARLESS S, CORUS NL, IJmuiden (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21631 EN (2005), 214 pp. Euro: 35
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21631-EN-S Available from EUR-OP sales agents URL:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9636-3
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