More steel means more protection. But our conundrum was how do we give you extra protection without adding extra weight that could cost you fuel savings? We looked to the aerospace industry for the answer and found it in boron steel
Extra safety, extra savings
· Boron steel is an ultra-high-strength steel we use, along
with low-alloy and dual-phase steels, to protect you while
still passing on fuel savings.
· Their high yield and tensile strengths allow us to form
complex shapes that can be welded into key areas, such as
pillars and bumpers, to provide a ‘safety cell’ that does not
add weight and use more fuel.
Super light, super strong
· Because it can be melded into thinner components than
normal steel, it’s lighter while still remaining super strong
· Boron steel is used in the door intrusion beams of all Ford
vehicles to help protect passengers in the event of a side
impact. It’s also used in key areas on specific models,
depending on their size and usage.
Did you know?
Boron steel is used in widely diverse ways, from enamels
and golf clubs, to pyrotechnics and nuclear reactors.