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 and stiff.
  • 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.


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