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HSLA-V Steel Case Studies
  Our Strength. Your Advantage.

From buildings to bridges, from vehicles to rebar, HSLA-V steels or high-strength low-alloy steels micro-alloyed with vanadium are becoming increasingly important in commercial design. HSLA-V steels are potentially valuable in the private sector, could be crucial in selected military applications, where reducing the weight of such things as vehicles, weapons systems, and rapid deployment bridges is a top priority.

HSLA-V is being used in a wide range of applications (see right sidebar) where factors including material reliability, environmental issues, fabrication costs, and design challenges come in to play.

HSLA-V steel should be a consideration virtually anywhere that strength and reduced weight are important, along with such benefits as ductility, total elongation, and weldability. These properties have improved engineering applications and components in bridges, buildings, pipes and tubing and vehicles.

HSLA-V steel provides a good alternative to standard low C-Mn steel when a given project requires high-strength, toughness, ductility, elongation or weldability - all supported through examples of selected case studies, news articles and research white papers from the military and the private sector.
  Bridges, Building Structures, Vehicles

Long Span Truss
Non-standard Fixed Bridge
Deployable Bridge
Suspension Components

Building Structures
Blast Resistant Rebar
High-strength Rebar

Body Structure
Underbody Structure
Engine Cradles
Transmission Components
Torque Convertors
Press Plates
Tactical Trailers
Tubluar Components

Spiral-welded Pipe

Heavy Equipment


Off-shore Applications

Commercial Shredding