Ford to use ultra-high-strength steel

Jan 30, 2013 | 06:48 PM | Rodrigo Alonso

Tags  Ford Motor, ultra-high-strength steel, carbon fiber, Leonardo Vaquero Negrete, lightweighting, AMM 18th annual Mexican Steel Forum, steel, automotive Steel First

MONTERREY, Mexico — Ford Motor Co. plans to manufacture its vehicles using ultra-high-strength steels or alternative materials such as carbon fiber by 2020 to reduce vehicle weight and cut fuel consumption.
“In the automotive industry, we’re seeing the use of ultra-high-strength steels such as dual-phase as well as aluminum, carbon fiber and magnesium,” Ford purchasing manager Leonardo Vaquero Negrete told delegates at AMM’s 18th....

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