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UNITED STATES COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH LLC

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U.S. Automotive Materials Partnership LLC

Welcome to the official Web page of the U.S. Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP) LLC.

USAMP is an industry partnership of Chrysler Group LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company (established in 1993) focused on developing materials and processes that enable the high volume production of vehicles that when compared to todays vehicles are:

  • half the mass
  • as affordable
  • more recyclable
  • of equal or better quality and durability

Mission

To identify and conduct or direct non-competitive research and development in automotive related materials and material processes.

Goals:

  • Define new projects which comprehend non-competitive needs of the member companies
  • Provide leadership and guidance to automotive material suppliers regarding research and development priorities
  • Provide a single voice to government agencies that represents the technical needs for collaborative R&D in automotive materials
  • Align its portfolio with the FreedomCAR needs of the OEMs


2012 DOE Annual Merit Review Links
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Presentations: www.vehicles.energy.gov
Attendees: www.annualmeritreview.energy.gov

R & D News Highlights

Press Release: USAMP TEAM MAKES SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN DEVELOPMENT OF THIRD-GENERATION ADVANCED HIGH-STRENGTH STEELS

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 5, 2017 – A project team led by the United States Automotive Materials Partnership LLC (USAMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the U.S. Council for Automotive Research LLC representing FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors, is nearing completion of a multiyear effort to develop an Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) model for third-generation advanced high-strength steels (3GAHSS). When complete, the ICME model is expected to aid the development of 3GAHSS alloys for use in lightweighting automotive vehicle components and assemblies.

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