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New ’super-steel’ alloy is as strong as titanium, but 10 times cheaper

edited November -1 in Model 3
This new type of steel alloy is flexible, ultra-strong, and inexpensive, and we already have all the tools we need to mass-produce it.

http://www.sciencealert.com/new-super-steel-alloy-is-as-strong-as-titanium-but-10-times-cheaper

Comments

  • edited March 2016
    Yawn. Steel is already stronger than titanium and cheaper. Always has been. BUT it is nearly twice as dense.
  • edited November -1
    @DTsea You didn't look at the article--the claim is that this new steel alloy has the same strength-to-weight ratio as titanium. So a panel would have the same strength as titanium for the same weight.
  • edited November -1
    Yes i did. But atrength to weight doesnt size all parts. And titanium/aluminum alloys with nano scale crystal structure control as stated in the article is no where near industrial scale application.
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