Tag Archives: Boron

2019 Volvo S60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

Body Structure The 2019 Volvo S60 body structure uses Boron steel which accounts for 33 percent of the car’s body weight.  Previous models used this Boron steel in up to 10 percent of the construction of its cars. Safety Systems The ...

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2015 Audi S1 Sportback Body Structure

Extrication

Extrication Training The 2015 Audi S1 Sportback body structure makes use of extensive amounts of high-strength (including ultra-high, hot-stamped) steels, as well as aluminum.  The mostly aluminum shell with hot stamped, high-strength steel forming floors and bulkhead is really nothing new ...

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2015 Ford Transit Body Structure

The 2015 Ford Transit is built with unibody construction. The Transit unibody is lightweight and also highly durable, engineered with high-strength and boron steel. Something to keep in mind is the seating capacity. The Transit “Wagon” seat 8  to 15-passenger ...

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2014 Ford Fusion Body Structure

The 2014 Ford Fusion has an unique body structure.  We covered the 2013 Ford Fusion last year here, but felt the need to update the material on the Fusion.  The A-Pillar design stretches to the C-pillar and joins all 3 pillars ...

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New XC90 Volvo Body Structure

Here is an interesting fact. Seven percent of the safety cage in the original XC90 was made of hot-formed boron steel. The structure in the upcoming cars built on the new Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) feature over 40 per cent hot-formed steel,

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