Flash® Bainite Processing leads to “Maximum Strength Steel” with unmatched bend-ability and toughness.
Flash® Processing can be performed on a variety of standard cross sections as well as custom profiles. Repeated testing has found that Flash® 1500 and 1800 tubing can be bent, without a mandrel, to the same radii, as the untreated tubing it is made from.
|Flash® Product||Yield MPa||Ultimate MPa||Made From|
Structural Steel… customers report the same or better performance using stronger but thinner wall Flash® than previously used steels. More than 30% weight reduction and cost savings - with same or better performance - are typical.
Hydro-Forming… Flash 1500 tubing can be hydroformed to shapes requiring 1T localized bends without cracking. While the general hydroform sweep of the tube must be held to the general sweeps of conventional AHSS, forming of the cross section itself can be taken to complicated shapes never before possible in AHSS.
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Weldability of Flash® Tubing is similar to the untreated steel it is made from. Thus, Flash® 1500 welds similar to AISI 1020 and Flash® 1800 welds like AISI 4130.
|Shape||Max Cross Section||Wall Thickness|
|Round / Oval||63mm Diameter||0.5 to 3mm|
|Square / Rectangle||63mm x 63mm||0.5 to 3mm|
|Non-Uniform||Up to 200mm linear profile||1.0 to 3mm|
Now accepting orders for Flash Bainite Tubing on a made to order basis. Pricing available upon request. Contact us today!