Carpenter Technology Corp.'s new ultra high-strength steel (UHSS) alloy that is a lower cost
alternative to many cobalt-containing precipitation hardenable alloys. Temper
Tough alloy is an air-melted, cobalt-free quench and tempered alloy that has a
unique combination of high strength and high toughness attributes that may allow
designers and engineers to achieve an extended cycle life where components are
under high loads with constant stress of intense, repetitive motion.
This alloy is a lower cost alternative to cobalt-containing
precipitation hardenable alloys for a variety of general purpose tooling,
industrial and automotive applications, especially those in which designers may
be seeking to lighten the weight and increase the longevity of their products. Temper
Tough alloy is able to attain both a typical strength of 290 ksi ultimate
tensile strength (UTS) and a typical range of toughness between 60 and 65 ksiâˆšin. Temper Tough
has also demonstrated fatigue resistance properties (axial-axial) of 120 ksi
(827 MPa) compared to traditional quench-and-temper alloy steels averaging
79-85 ksi (545-586 MPa).
The attributes of Temper Tough alloy make it useful for applications in
high-demand crank cases, drive trains, power trains, structural members,
suspensions and industrial tooling.
A new method of modeling how they are created with chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could reduce the cost of carbon nanostructures used for for research and commercial applications, including advanced sensors and batteries.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
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