AK Steel Introduces Next-Generation High-Strength Steels
AK Steel launched a family of high-strength steels for use in automotive lightweighting applications. These products are designed to assist automotive OEMs in meeting 2025 U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) targets. NEXMET offers high strength, greater ductility (elongation) and improved formability solutions for a range of needs for structural and exterior automotive body lightweighting uses. NEXMET 440EX, the first new steel to be launched in this family of products, combines high yield and tensile strength at thinner gauges to facilitate lightweight designs. This results in enhanced performance where surface appearance and dent resistance are critical.