boron steel

boron steel

[′bȯ‚rän ′stēl]
(metallurgy)
Alloy steel with a small amount (as little as 0.0005) of boron added to increase hardenability; can be used to replace other alloys in short supply.
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Thanks to the extensive use of high-strength boron steel and structures with new, ingenious decoupling, we can make SPA cars"-which refers to the Scalable Product Architecture that is the basis of the vehicles that Volvo will be creating going forward-"more compact and safer at the same time.
Seven per cent of the safety cage in the original XC90 was made of hot-formed boron steel.
Boron steel in the Focus' structure absorbs and redirects crash forces to protect vehicle occupants in the event of a crash.
The cars' liquid-cooled battery pack is mounted beneath the floor in a tough boron steel cradle, which keeps the weight low and also doesn't rob the cars of ground clearance or wading ability.
Boron steel in the Focus structure absorbs and redirects crash forces to protect vehicle occupants in the event of a crash.
Ford claims a 40kgs weight saving over the old car while boron steel helps it be 10 per cent stiffer and safer in a crash.
More than 55 percent of Fiesta's body structure is made from ultra-high-strength steel, and the extensive use of high-strength, lightweight boron steel helps protect critical occupant safety zones.
The cars' liquid-cooled battery pack is mounted beneath the floor in a tough boron steel cradle which keeps the weight low and also doesn't rob the cars of ground clearance or wading ability.
Both the front and rears doors are reinforced with high-strength, boron steel in load-bearing areas and, in the event of a side impact, the door frames work together.
Flex, MKS, Fusion and Milan get some of their core strength from the use of lightweight aluminum-coated boron steel -- one of the strongest weld-able materials -- in the body structure.
Examples of specific topics covered include crash behavior of various modern steels exposed to high deformation rates, development of cooled tools for press hardening of boron steel sheets, FEM in plate bending, off-set roller bending of aluminum space-frames, and sheet hemming with rolling tools.
The specialist Boron Steel welding equipment alone, which is required to carry out repairs on a number of modern vehicles, represented an investment of more than pounds 200,000 for the firm.