LIVONIA, MI – Use of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) by General Motors Corp. will increase from less than 11,020 tons (9,997 t) in 2004 to more than 132,200 tons (119,929 t) in 2010, the auto maker reveals here at the Great Designs in Steel seminar. GM’s purchasing forecast for the remainder of the decade is promising news for the U.S. steel industry, which has been losing automotive applications to rival materials, namely plastics and aluminum, as auto makers attempt to improve fuel ...

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