Fast Lane: Sample and prototyping support for automotive

ArcelorMittal Europe offers a complete range of pre-serial production and sampling support services which can accelerate new vehicle development significantly.

ArcelorMittal’s automotive design support accelerates product development

ArcelorMittal offers state-of-the art technology and a dedicated supply of samples and small volumes of ArcelorMittal’s automotive steels from our European mills. We can supply almost every material in ArcelorMittal’s automotive catalogue in a wide range of formats and dimensions.

Our offer includes provision of product samples, pre-serial production services, prototyping support, and the backup of ArcelorMittal’s dedicated team.

Support for samples, pre-serial production, and prototyping

Close cooperation between our European network of steel production centres and AMDS service centres means we can quickly provide samples and small volumes of material to our automotive customers. The material can be used for:


Sheets of material which allow you to assess the surface appearance and finish of ArcelorMittal’s automotive products

Pre-serial production:

Small volumes of material which can be used to:

  • Set-up cutting and stamping tools
  • Test formability or crash behaviour
  • Test processes such as welding, gluing, bending…
  • Approve ArcelorMittal material for production
  • Create spare parts or end-of-life formats
  • Make repairs

Prototyping support:

Small volumes of material which can be used to test new designs

Dedicated stock, various formats

ArcelorMittal maintains a large, dedicated stock of samples and material for pre-serial production and prototyping from our automotive catalogue. The stock is updated on a regular basis. This saves customers precious time when create new products or prototyping new designs.

Material can be supplied in the shapes, dimensions, and quantities you require. Available formats include:

  • Blanks
  • Sheets
  • Slitted coils
  • Small coils

Full automotive offer available

Almost all products and coatings in ArcelorMittal’s Automotive catalogue are available as part of our sample and prototyping support services. Our range includes:

  • Drawing steels
  • High yield HSS
  • 1st Gen AHSS
  • 3rd Gen AHSS
  • Martensitic steels
  • Press Hardenable Steels
  • Coatings

More info on our full automotive product catalogue.

Our support team

ArcelorMittal’s highly skilled team has extensive experience in supporting our automotive and industrial customers. They can suggest suitable materials, provide quotations, process orders, and quickly deliver steel samples or larger volumes for pre-serial production and prototyping.

If the team cannot answer your questions immediately, they can call on ArcelorMittal Global R&D and our customer technical support (CTS) teams for additional support.

Deliveries around the globe

While the material is produced in Europe, we can deliver it anywhere in the world. Shipping time depends on the delivery option selected. You can choose from standard or express courier delivery.
The steel you need can be delivered at very short notice, depending on stock. Delivery times will be confirmed when your purchase order is received by our team.

Material can be shipped by air or sea depending on the volume and destination. It is carefully packed to ensure your steel arrives in perfect condition.

Order your material today

To order sample material or small volumes for prototyping, complete this contact form (You can include specific questions for the team). You can also contact our prototyping team at

Once we receive your completed form, the team will contact you to discuss delivery dates, material availability, and your specific requests.