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Planning your next generation of vehicles? Discover the latest industry-leading development in automotive materials, including the Forta H-Series.

Outokumpu stainless steel could be the answer to your specific design challenges. It combines weight savings with mechanical strength for safety, and reduces your carbon footprint.

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Discover the advantages of stainless steel components

From pillars and seat structures to hybrid tanks and next generation batteries for electric vehicles, stainless steel enables better impact resistance, lighter weight and complex geometries. Watch our video that shows just some of the wealth of possibilities.

New stainless steels offer extensive opportunities for automotive engineering

Our expert article "New stainless steel materials lead the drive for tomorrow's automotive industry" sheds light on a unique mix of benefits to meet the industry's new challenges.

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Why choose stainless steel?

It's strong and lightweight...

High-strength stainless steel grades developed by Outokumpu provide outstanding yield strength and energy absorption characteristics.This helps design lighter and smaller components that still meet rigorous safety standards. Using our stainless steel to replace conventional materials could help you cut weight by up to 40%.

It’s cost-effective...

Cost-efficient manufacturing processes are critical to the success of the automotive supply chain. Outokumpu's specialist automotive grades offer properties such as cold-forming, even for complex shapes. By eliminating the need for hot-forming and using less material, because of their superior strength, our stainless steels contribute to a reduced total cost of ownership throughout the manufacturing process.

And it's sustainable

Our stainless steel helps reduce your carbon footprint. Less material and simplified processes compared to competing materials can lead to 30–40% lower energy consumption in manufacturing. Additionally, lower weight in vehicle components reduces CO2 emissions per kilometer. Over 85% of the raw materials in our stainless steel is recycled, and stainless steel is 100% recyclable.

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How can you get the best out of stainless steel in your particular automotive design challenge? Our experts would be happy to discuss it with you, with no obligation.

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Why choose Outokumpu?

We are a global leader in stainless steel and have been involved in its continued development and innovation from its earliest history. A strong customer focus, sustainability and technical excellence are at the heart of everything we do. As a customer, you benefit from our extensive R&D and technical support throughout the entire product development process. We are the strategic choice and a strong partner for all OEMs around the world.

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