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U.S. Steel Receives Department of Energy Award for AHSS Project

Written by Sandy Williams

U.S. Steel announced that it has accepted an award from the High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) Special Call: Steel and Aluminum, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, to expand the company’s manufacturing capabilities for advanced high-strength steel.

The winning U.S. Steel project, drafted by researchers Evgueni Nikitenko and Susan Farjami at U.S. Steel’s Research and Technology Center, will enhance the company’s hot strip mill model used in creating AHSS for use in the manufacture of lightweight vehicles. Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where the research will take place, will receive $300,000 to collaborate with U.S. Steel on the project. The project will take about one year to complete.

“A project of this kind is crucial in helping to maintain and enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. steel industry,” said U.S. Steel President and CEO David Burritt. “We are proud of the work of our research organization in ensuring that steel remains the lowest cost, strongest, safest and most environmentally efficient material of choice.”

The award honors “collaborations that will address key manufacturing challenges in the production of primary and secondary steelmaking and aluminum production processes.” It is the sixth project solicitation by HPC4Mfg.

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