Munirathinam, C., S.A, V., and Thiyagarajan, S., "Design and Manufacturing Challenges of High Strength Steel in Automotive Light Weighting," SAE Technical Paper 2013-01-2901, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-2901.
The ability to introduce new lightweight materials into vehicles is not as simple like “remove and replace”. The direct challenges in light weighting are manufacturing feasibility for design concept and material selection for right application. The execution approaches of automotive lightweight and the design and manufacturing performance of typical parts with the product performance are discussed. Typical case studies and analysis is presented to evaluate the selection and application of the lightweight materials for different application.