Lightweighting

To gauge the true lightweighting potential of a material we must look at specific strength (strength per unit volume) and specific strength per dollar as the metrics 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 high 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 and performance as ADI and GJS ductile iron parts.