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Offline The Rusty Gear

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Anyone hear of NanoSteel?
« on: October 14, 2009, 04:57:27 PM »
It's a new range of materials being developed (google can give you some background as well as the NonoSteels webiste)

http://www.forbes.com/free_forbes/2002/1223/284.html

In my current job I get get to evaluate different companies' R&D and help them apply for research grants. One of our clients (can't say who or get into much details) is starting to use this stuff, and after some tweaking it DOES work as advertised.

The appplication they are using it for is wear resistance in the oilsands. Right now, the state of the art is Tungsten carbide hardfacing for wear resistance. From the results I saw, Nanosteel (which has no hard particles like Tungsten Carbide) performs as well or better than TC, is more flexible and LESS EXPENSIVE beacause it is prmarily IRON instead of Tungsten Carbide and Nickel.

Pretty cool stuff!
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Anyone hear of NanoSteel?
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