Total Elongation in a Tensile Test May Not Be The Best Formability Indicator​ for AHSS

​Tensile test elongation is not the best way to assess formability of AHSS steel. ​In a tensile test, you are averaging deformation over a ​2 inch (or more) gauge length. ​SSAB just published a good article on this, and coincidentally, I’ve written about this ​topic ​in an article to be published in​ an upcoming issue of MetalForming Magazine. ​​

Read more from SSAB in their article, The Forming Myth

-Danny Schaeffler, and

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