Tag Archives: Boron

Volvo XC90 BIW Boron and UHSS

The XC90’s body structure as shown in the image below. High strength steels (Dual Phase, HSLA and el Rephos) make up the majority of the front end and rear structure. The front rails are hydroformed. Of the 13 parts that ...

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UHSS Guide

I am currently putting the finishing touches on a PowerPoint presentation as a UHSS Guide. This guide has all parts of the vehicle that we may need to understand what type of steel is used and how thick it is ...

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2010 Porsche Panamera Body Structure (UHSS)

2010 Porsche Panamera Body Structure. The body shell is knitted together from a number of metals. High strength steels, including Boron-alloyed (shown in red), polyphase (orange), and micro-alloyed (yellow) are used to create an ultra-stiff passenger safety cell. The voluptuous ...

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Press Hardening Steels (PHS)

PHS Press Hardening Steels are a grade of steel that can be processed at high temperature by heating in a furnace and pressing while still hot using a cooled tool. The rapid cooling rate transforms the microstructure to 100 per ...

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Pocket book of steel

If you have a little spare time, thumb trough the “Pocket book of steel” from Corus Automotive. Corus Automotive is a UK company that put together the book and claim it to be your complete reference guide to steel in ...

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Ford Flex Boron

The Ford Flex has a body structure that has been optimized with Boron side intrusion beams in the doors and other strategic use of high-strength boron steel and specially designed. The image below shows the side impact door beams. Ford ...

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VW Passat and UHSS

Hopefully everyone understands how many Boron and UHSS parts are made from a hot blank. If not, Boron and other UHSS are too hard to be stamped into the shapes and forms required by automakers. To solve this problem, a ...

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2008 BMW X5

BMW wanted to meet the requirements of any side crash test. So Ultra-high Strength Steel was used in many different parts of the body structure. The side frames are made with UHSS and the B-Pillar is reinforced with every one’s ...

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