Myth: Advanced high-strength steel grades are difficult to shape
Truth: Harder than mild steel, that’s true. But if the designer has advanced high-strength steel in mind when designing a new car, modern steel grades can be formed into quite advanced products. Most important is calculating with the springback and the lower deep drawing capacity when using advanced high-strength steel. This means that the tools must bend the plate a bit more compared to mild steel. But when the angle is correct, the final product has all the advantages that come with the better steel, like lower weight, increased strength or both.