Lightweighting

To gauge the the true lightweighting potential of a material we must look at specific strength (strength per unit volume) Additionally  and specific strength per dollar as the metric to compare material. Comparisons of specific strength are far more accurate, particularly when comparing ultra-high strength materials, and by this metric DM steels stand above the competition.

 

Detroit Materials steel offers the performance advantages of exotic-alloy steels (1300MPa UTS, 16% Elongation) with the ability to cast thin wall section (3mm wall) and complex geometries at comparable cost per performance than ADI and GJS ductile irons. 


DM Steels provides the highest specific strength of common chassis and drivetrain casting materials, at a comparable performance per dollar than ADI and cast iron. 

DM Steels provides the highest specific strength of common chassis and drivetrain casting materials, at a comparable performance per dollar than ADI and cast iron.