A Systematic Approach to Develop and Use Boron Alloy Steels in Truck Production in the Second Auto Works of China
The Second Auto Works of China has been extensively using boron steels in its truck manufacture with accumulation of experience over 20 years, four grades of boron steels are now in regular production with accumulated consumption of about 450,000 tons. Another three grades are in different R&D stages. A new steel series based on silicon manganese, vanadium and boron has come into being. All manufactured parts must stand field teats on very difficult terrain on the Chinese land. It has been proved by practice that boron steels can cope with requirements of truck design, manufacture and field usage. They are economical not only financially, but also on strategic material consumption. Also presented are discussions on boron steel peculiarities.