New Article: “Application of direct resistance treatment to localized areas on advanced high strength steel sheet”
By Darlene Kerr on Monday, July 18th, 2016
An article by EWI Technolgy Leader Jerry Gould and EWI Applications Engineer Warren Peterson was recently published in Welding in the World. The article, “Application of direct resistance treatment to localized areas on advanced high strength steel sheet,” reports on the development of a new technology, direct resistance heat treatment (DHRT), which is analogous to resistance welding with in situ tempering.
The authors say that the possibility of creating locally designed variations in microstructure has the potential to radically change how advanced and ultra-high strength steels are used in vehicle components. Such local changes, as discussed in the article, offer the potential for tailored combinations of strength and ductility, both reducing vehicle weight and improving structural performance.