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03/07/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/07/2019 14:59

US Steel Wins Dept. of Energy Project For Advanced High-strength Steel Manufacturing Capabilities

US Steel Wins Dept. of Energy Project For Advanced High-strength Steel Manufacturing Capabilities

Benzinga Newsdesk 3/7/2019 2:20:21 PM

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) announced today 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 (AHSS).

The goal of the winning project, drafted by researchers Evgueni Nikitenko and Susan Farjami at U. S. Steel's Research and Technology Center in Munhall, Pa., is to enhance the company's hot strip mill model used in creating AHSS. This type of steel is used by automakers to manufacture economically lightweight vehicles to meet increasing fuel efficiency requirements while maintaining exceptionally high safety standards. Lawrence Livermore National Lab, where the research will take place, will receive $300,000 to collaborate with U. S. Steel on the winning project. The project will take about one year to complete.