TROY, MI – After successfully fighting off lighter alternative materials for more than a half century, steel is facing a losing a battle of attrition as future vehicle bodies are designed to be lighter and more fuel-efficient – at least at Honda. “Based on our current understanding, we believe we’re approaching the practical limits of the application of high-strength steels,” says Frank Paluch, senior vice president at Honda R&D Americas at the International Automotive Body Congress ...

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