U.S. Steel accepted an award from the High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) Special Call: Steel and Aluminum, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, to expand its manufacturing capabilities for advanced high-strength steel (AHSS). The goal of the winning project is to enhance the company’s hot-strip mill model used in creating AHSS. This type of steel is used by automakers to manufacture economically lightweight vehicles to meet increasing fuel-efficiency requirements.

Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where the research will take place, will receive $300,000 to collaborate with U. S. Steel on the project. It will take about one year to complete. The award is presented to the company that best fulfills the mission of this HPC4Mfg solicitation, which is to honor “collaborations that will address key manufacturing challenges in the production of primary and secondary steelmaking and aluminum production processes.”