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Armox Sales and Tech Support, armox@ssab.com

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Hardox in My Body

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Metal coated - Tech support

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My Inner Strenx

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Michael Foos

Area Technical Manager US East

Mobile phone: +1 219 743 4460

Direct phone: +1 219 926 6234

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William King

Area Technical Manager - Automotive

Mobile phone: +1 734 250 4987

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Todd Nelson

Director, Applications Engineering

Mobile phone: 1-563-554-7766

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Maurice Picard

Technical Director / Directeur Technique

Mobile phone: +1 514 946 1752

Direct phone: +1 800 361 1385

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Mike Schmidt

Area Technical Manager US West

Mobile phone: +1 563 613 4076

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David Stoddard

Senior Applications Engineer

Mobile phone: 1-563-607-4866

Direct phone: 1-563-381-5759

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Bruce Wilkinson

Area Technical Manager, Automotive

Direct phone: +1 248 986-3246

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For the world's most advanced steel products, we offer the most advanced technical support!

The SSAB Steel Handbooks are based on more than 40 years of experience in steelmaking and design as well as knowledge derived from leading steel experts, thousands of product applications globally and end-user experience on all continents.

The handbooks provide in-depth theoretical background and information, application guidelines and step-by-step recommendations on topics such as welding, forming, joining and design.

Welding handbook

Weldability characteristics for Hardox and Strenx

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Welding handbook

Welding Handbook

The SSAB Welding Handbook presents recommendations to achieve the best welding performance for Hardox wear plate and Strenx performance steel. It describes the thermal flow and cycle, how to eliminate risks of cracks, HAZ improvements, choice of consumables and filler material, and joint geometry characteristics. Written principally for technicians and engineers, it gives a lot of insight and recommendations for welders and others professionals. 132 pages. 

To download the free digital handbook complete the form below.

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Joining handbook

Joining high-strength steels

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Joining Handbook

Joining high-strength steels.

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide guidance and impart new, deeper knowledge of joining SSAB products, with emphasis on high strength steels.

The Handbook is aimed principally at personnel engaged on joining and at designers. The Handbook can also be used for training purposes.


  • SSAB products
  • Fusion welding
  • Resistance welding
  • Mechanical joining
  • Adhesive bonding
  • Soldering and brazing
  • Fatigue - comparison between different joining methods
  • Joining to other materials

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Forming handbook

Size shearing operations and plastic forming

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Forming Handbook

Size shearing operations and plastic forming.

The Forming Handbook, which is an extension and expansion of the chapter entitled "Fabrication" in the Sheet Steel Handbook, is a collection of valuable knowledge on size shearing operations and plastic forming, with emphasis on high-strength steels.


  • Material Properties
  • Size Shearing
  • Plastic Forming
  • Formability and material behaviour
  • Tooling materials, surfaces and tribology
  • Surface treatments and coatings

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Design handbook

SSAB's classic handbook on high-strength steels

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Design handbook

Design Handbook

The SSAB Design Handbook covers both material selection and practical design solutions.

This handbook contains the latest knowledge about high-strength steel, it provides guidance on material selection, structural design as well as tips and advice for manufacturing.

The SSAB Design Handbook is primarily intended for structural designers and production engineers, but also for development and purchase functions. 267 pages.

To download the free digital handbook as a PDF complete the form below.

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Welding of AHSS/UHSS

A welding guide for the automotive industry and other industries focusing on AHSS/UHSS steel

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Welding Guide of AHSS/UHSS for the automotive industry

A guide for the automotive industry and other industries focusing on AHSS/UHSS Steel

Welding of AHSS/UHSS steelThe Welding Guide presents a detailed overview of the most common welding methods in the automotive industry: resistance spot welding, laser welding and arc welding. It provides a special focus on welding with UHSS, while revealing detailed test results and best-practice recommendations for both coated and uncoated AHSS/UHSS steels. 

It is available to all automotive manufacturers and Tier suppliers, as well as to other industrial segments that are interested.

The Welding Guide is unique within the steel and automotive industry, covers 80 pages and is available in English language.

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Tech Library

With SSAB Tech Library at your disposal, you'll be able to easily, quickly and cost-effectively consult our expertise

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The world’s need of lighter, stronger products is quickly accelerating. We can easily see that there is a quickly escalating upgrading happening, both within different branches and globally. Will your company be able to make the transition over to advanced high-strength steel? Do you have the knowledge and the production capabilities that are required?

Join our winning team! Our experts are constantly striving to discover new solutions and then developing them according to the needs and wants of our customers. Together we can find solutions that strengthen our customers’ competiveness on the market.

  • Design Handbook
  • Forming Handbook
  • Joining Handbook
  • Welding Handbook

Tech Library

With SSAB Tech Library at your disposal, you'll be able to easily, quickly and cost-effectively consult our expertise.

Price: 325 Euro

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