The company offers specialized performance characteristics, using a highly-controlled hardening and tempering process to selectively modify the internal steel structure. The pre-tempered material is made for parts, wear plates, spring washers and brackets. Distortion, irregular and out-of-spec parts are cut down by using pre-tempering, which has no secondary heat treating, a common cause of these problems. The company uses an advanced, computer-controlled process to produce the material uniformly, consistently and with lot-to-lot repeatability. The high carbon and alloy strip steel comes in scaleless blue, polished blue, polished bright and polished straw finishes. Blue Blade Steelhttp://rbi.ims.ca/4928-616
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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