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Welding and Joining of Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)

The Automotive Industry

Advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are key to weight reduction in sectors such as automotive engineering. However, welding can alter the microstructure in the heat affected zone, producing either excessive hardening or softening, depending on alloy design and processing. These local changes create potential weaknesses that can lead to failure. This collection reviews the range of welding and other joining technologies for AHSS and how they can be best used to maximize the potential of AHSS.

Hardbound, 510 Pages

Published: February 2015

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-436-0

Contents

  • Successful innovation; Using technology to gain competitive advantage; Technology acquisition; Idea generation; Evaluation of new technologies and projects; Market-led R&D project management; Intellectual property: patents; Copyright, designs and trade marks; Assessing competitors’ intellectual property; Building intellectual assets; Contractual issues; Licensing and technology transfer; Technology transfer negotiations; Commercial exploitation issues.

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