Tag Archives: Firefighter

2019 Chevrolet Silverado; Steel and Aluminum?

Body Structure The Ford F-150 switched to an aluminum body in the model year 2015. Now, the all-new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado is up to 450 pounds lighter than the previous model through the use of mixed materials which includes aluminum.  ...

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2018 Audi A8 Body Structure

Body Structure Luxury automakers have a history using different materials in their vehicles. The body structure of the Audi A8 combines four different lightweight design materials – a mix of aluminum, steel, magnesium and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP). A high-strength ...

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2015 Hyundai i40 Sedan Body Structure

Hot stamped steels are being used in automotive structural and safety components to improve crashworthiness while lightening the weight of vehicles.

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Product Review: ResQMe Tool

First off, the small size of the tool is one of the biggest assets. It fits easily onto a swivel snap hook which I keep on my radio strap. This makes it easy to use and keeps it readily accessible. This method eliminates digging thru pockets trying to find the tool you are looking for.

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2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid

Boron Steel B-pillar

The Honda Emergency Response Guide for the 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid Electric Vehicle provides a good amount of information for dealing with this vehicle during an extrication or vehicle accident.

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2015 Lexus NX Body Structure

2015 Lexus NX Body Structure

The body structure of the combines extensive use of high-tensile steel (up to 980Mpa) with aluminium. That steel can be found in strategic areas such as the centre pillar hinge reinforcement, outer rockers and roof crossmembers – all of which are ...

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TarHEEL Extrication Tool

The TarHEEL is Powered by a hand pump and can be used anywhere along the rocker panel to insure a solid support to push from and can be used with any brand rescue ram.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Body Structure

Aluminum and high-strength steel body structure

So what is different about the body structure in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Greater use of aluminum and ultra-high-strength steel, advanced lightweight materials such as extruded and cast aluminum, diecast magnesium, metal-polymer hybrids.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Airbags

Mercedes-Benz Extrication Rescue

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a few airbags to protect the occupants. It has an advanced system of 9 air bags offers 11-way occupant protection.

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