Commercial Applications for Flash®

The areas of commercial use are as broad as our world itself, and beyond. We are currently focusing on a few select industries, but are always open to new areas.

 

Applications For Flash Bainite - Commercial Hardened Steel - Flash Bainite - Lawrence_Tech_Baja_VehiclesTransportation Industry

 

An obvious use of Flash®  is in sheet form for the transportation industry... automotive in particular. The combination of extreme high strength and increased formability allows engineers to design vehicles made from parts that are lighter, yet stronger than existing martensitic Advanced High Strength Steels. Simultaneously, the costs of Flash® parts are significantly less than the currently used solutions. This creates a ‘Grand Slam’ opportunity for automotive designers... Lighter Weight, Better Performance, & Reduced Cost... all because Flash®  is becoming available.

 

 

Applications For Flash Bainite - Commercial Hardened Steel - Flash Bainite - FB_DARPA_Armor_ChallengeArmor

 

One of the most appealing uses of Flash®  is for armor plate. The extreme toughness of Flash® delivers unusually high performance against both armor piercing rounds and large projectiles plus exceptional blast resistance, a combination unmatched by any other armor material. Armor system designers find that substituting Flash® for their existing steel armor provides the same or better overall performance while reducing weight and thickness 10-30%.

 

 

Applications For Flash Bainite - Commercial Hardened Steel - Flash Bainite - weldability_testingCivil Engineering

 

Another area of increased use will be in the field of civil engineering. Steel building components can be manufactured to rely on much higher tensile strengths than previously thought possible. Wall studs, bar stock, angle iron, and I-beams are just some of the shapes that can be converted to Flash®  using this process. Significantly lighter roof trusses could be completely constructed from thinner gauge Flash®  members that rely on greater tensile strengths. Tensioning components such as wire and re-bar may positively impact the bridge and highway building industries. Just imagine how much less steel could be used in a suspension bridge if architects could rely on much higher tensile strength cables and lighter weight, yet stronger, structural members like I-beams and angle iron.