Stainless Steel For Automotive Industry
Stainless steel with its unique properties of corrosion resistance and strength has become the most preferred material to be used in the design and manufacturing process among various industries.
In the automobile sector, there is an ever-increasing demand for safety in combination with strength, efficiency, performance, and lightweight. As it meets these requirements, stainless steel has come to the forefront of automotive design. This material comprises about 45 to 50% of all exhaust systems in the automotive industry.
Application Of Stainless Steel In Automobiles:
The unique composition of the duplex variety of stainless steel makes it almost twice as strong as the regular versions, like ferritic and austenitic stainless steel.
The connecting components made with this versatile material are ubiquitous in every aspect of the automotive manufacturing sector. Fasteners, springs, tubing, brackets, flanges, substructures, and panels are some of the automotive machine components made using stainless steel. They are especially used in high end, high-performance cars.
Other applications include the primary lightweight structural material for integral components like fuel tanks, bumpers or chassis. An internal structural framework for doors, trunk lids, and hoods are other practical uses.
All in all, Stainless steel is one of the most favored materials by the automotive industry due to its beneficial aspects such as ductility, toughness, stress cracking and corrosion resistance. Also, it is relatively lightweight, strong and cost-effective.
To keep in line with stringent norms of pollution control agencies and safety organizations, automobile industries have been extending their best efforts to enhance the strength: weight ratio.
Let’s try to understand the connection between the lightweightness of stainless steel and pollution levels. It is a known fact that a reduction of 10% in the weight of the vehicle would automatically translate into 5% less fuel consumption. With less fuel utilized, the quantum of pollution would also come down. As high strength steel paves the way for a reduction in kerb weight, it is a win-win situation for all concerned players!
Bright Future for Stainless Steel in Auto Design:
Rapid development continues seeking out the future potential of new varieties of martensitic, ferritic, and austenitic versions of stainless steel in the automotive industry.
Furthermore, auto designs become more complex to meet the demands of energy efficiency and performance versus strength and durability. So stainless steel becomes the life cycle material of choice.
With our specific production technologies, Venus is able to help in designing automotive parts by forming SS grades that meet such standards of efficiency and performance. If you are looking out for a steel manufacturer in India for the development of special material components for the automobile industry, you can always contact us for further discussion and rest assured about the quality of the product.