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New steel for bikes?

Old 07-08-15, 11:44 AM
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New steel for bikes?

http://bit.ly/1HzWYuR]New Super-Steel: less dense, strong as titanium[/url]
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This still could be years away, since they still can't mass-produce it. But it could create a new "steel revolution" in cycling.

Currently, steelmakers use a silicate layer to cover and protect mass-produced steel from oxidation with the air and contamination from the foundry. This silicate can’t be used for Kim’s steel because it has a tendency to react with the cooling aluminum, compromising the final product. Before we starting building skyscrapers out of super-steel, they’ll have to figure out a way to protect the material out in the real world.
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This came up in a Foo thread in February. I downloaded the Nature article and posted my comments HERE.
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there was a previous thread about this in this forum . Is it weldable/braze-able?
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