In the early 1970s, car manufacturers experienced major changes. At that time, the severe energy crisis accelerated the introduction of low-consuming vehicles. One of the reasons for the universalisation of this type of car was the use of high yield strength steels: a range of materials that made it possible to reduce the weight of the vehicle while maintaining the performance of conventional steels.
At Arania we know all the secrets of high yield strength steel: we have been producing steel specially designed for the automotive industry for decades, offering the most performing characteristics and highest quality for the most demanding customers in the sector. This month, we explain the importance of the steel shaping our vehicles.
Properties of high yield strenght steel make this material the most suitable asset for the manufacture of parts exposed to high dynamic and static loads. The aim of this steel is to withstand vibrations and dynamic stresses without deformation.
The key lies in bringing together the optimum qualities of strength and toughness in a reduced thickness, always guaranteeing resistance to impact and static penetration equivalent to or greater than those provided by traditional steel.
High yield strength steels are selected for their properties in the production of structural components of vehicle bodies, such as reinforcements, sleepers, engine supports… But they are also used in other types of applications like driving components, seat rails, safety belts… We are talking about vital elements, designed to guarantee that the rigidity of the body is maintained under external stresses, whether due to normal and continuous use of a vehicle or to an impact. Furthermore, the good weldability of these steels turns them into one of the best options for these applications.
Finally, the quality of high yield strength steel is the decisive parameter when supplying products for the automotive industry. In this sense, Arania uses the most advanced inspection and traceability systems, not only to sustain our added value, but above all to guarantee our customers in the automotive sector that the final product they receive complies with the highest quality, safety and efficiency requirements. Discover our range of precision cold rolled automotive steels, where the ARA family, designed for special applications, combined with our standardised qualities covers a wide spectrum of applications.