Yvonne Carts-Powell

Lighter, Stronger Steel

In Science, technology on June 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

Better (ie, stronger, less-brittle) steel would make a considerable difference in all sorts of equipment, but specifically for cars: the same strength with less material and less weight would improve efficiency.

I don’t usually post stories from the same source in the same week, but this time I’m making an exception. An OSU press release describes a heat-treatment that makes steel 7 percent stronger than any steel on record – in less than 10 seconds. That’s pretty unexpected for a material that’s been extensively researched.

Lighter, Stronger Steel.


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