Maximize your choice of AHSS/UHSS automotive solutions: Docol® steel grades include martensitic • press hardening steel • complex phase • high edge ductility • 3rd gen dual phase with high formability • and more. SSAB uses pure Swedish iron ore and advanced milling processes to make steels with extremely clean properties and highly consistent formability.
OEM-specific automotive steels
In addition to the steel grades listed below, SSAB offers hundreds of Docol® variations to meet specific VDA, SAE, EN, JIS, and OEM standards. We work in close cooperation with automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers to develop custom AHSS grades that give your designs a competitive edge.
We can help at each step: material selection, crash simulations, design optimization, production modeling, effective workflow planning, and tooling recommendations. Plus, you have immediate access to on-demand webinars and articles on key issues such as AHSS simulations, managing springback, and fossil-free steel.
Docol® Product program for the automotive industry
The newest AHSS grades
In addition to the open for sales steels listed in the “Available steel grades” tables below, SSAB is constantly developing new Docol® grades based on future needs of leading car OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers.
Here’s a list of exciting new AHSS developments. Some are “steel family extensions” — that is, grades now available in new hot-rolled or metal-coated versions. Others are all-new steels, like our guaranteed hole-expansion ratio (HER) grades.
Martensitic (M) steels have very high yield strength (Re) and an extremely high tensile strength (Rm). Docol® martensitic steel has good draw ability and good edge stretching properties. It is also good in welding.
T: 1.00 - 2.10 mm W: Up to 1250 mmT: 0.0394 - 0.0827 in W: Up to 49.21 in
*Available upon request.
Dual phase with high formability
Metal coated Docol® 600DH-GI and 800DH-GI are two of the steel grades now avaliable and more are on the way.
DA special heat treatment producing mainly two-phase structure makes Docol® 600DH-GI and 800DH-GI suitable where an improved formability is requested compared to conventional dual-phase steel grades with the same tensile strength level.
T: 0.80 - 2.00 mm W: Up to 1400 mmT: 0.031 - 0.0787 in W: Up to 55.12 in
Press Hardening Steel (PHS)
For Press Hardening (PHS) Steel it is the forming process which sets the final characteristics on the material. Forming at high temperatures facilitates complex structures as the martensitic microstructure is developed after press hardening. This material has a limitation in welding properties.
T: 2.00 - 4.00 mm W: Up to 1600 mmT: 0.0787 - 0.157 in W: Up to 62.99 in
Complex Phase (CP) steels
Complex Phase (CP) steels have higher yield strength and lower work hardening effect, compared to DP steels for same strength level. The CP steels have good fatigue properties when it comes to low cycle fatigue. Compared to DP, the CP steels offer better flanging and ISO hole expansion performance and these steels are suitable for applications where high strength, good bendability and stretch-flange ability is required.
T: 0.50 - 2.10 mm W: Up to 1527 mmT: 0.020 - 0.0827 in W: Up to 60.12 in
*Available upon request.
Dual Phase (DP) steels
For Dual Phase (DP) steels there is a big difference in yield and tensile strength in un-deformed areas. The work hardening in forming is very strong. DP steels have good formability compared to its strength but are limited in hole expansion. With its lean composition these steels are easy to weld but sensitive to heat treatment (> 200 °C).