AISI Recognizes Nissan for its Innovative Use of Advanced High-Strength SteelsMay 30, 2023
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has presented its Automotive Excellence Award to Nissan for its innovative use of advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) in the Nissan Rogue. AISI presented the award at the 21st annual Great Designs in Steel (GDIS) symposium, May 24 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. Accepting the award from Nissan: Weston Lawson, manager of materials engineering, and Jason Lyman, manager of body design.
As presented at GDIS 2022, with the new Rogue, Nissan aimed to develop “the ideal family SUV with versatility and premium feeling with the strategic advantage of top safety performance and incredible second-row functionality.” The concept was realized through the increased application of AHSS (780+ MPa) which makes up 35 percent of the body-in-white, and 33 percent of the platform. Through the innovative application of AHSS, Nissan delivered significantly increased body stiffness, improved dynamics and reduced road noise, top crash- safety performance and increased cabin roominess, all while minimizing the mass increase.
The AISI Automotive Excellence Award is presented each year at GDIS, to individuals or teams from automakers, suppliers, or the academic community who have revolutionized the industry and made significant contributions to the advancement of steel in the automotive market. Award winners are chosen from presenters at the previous year’s GDIS seminar. Candidates are rated in several categories, including challenges and benefits associated with cost, mass reduction and performance, overall contribution to the advancement of steel and implementation in production.
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