The NanoSteel Company, an industry
leading producer of nano-structured steel alloys for industrial
applications, announces that it has been awarded its third R&D
100 Award for the development of "Hardmetal Alternative Technology:
Super Hard Steel(R) (SHS) 9192 Weld Wire."
Already in commercial
production, the patented SHS 9192 alloy features a unique
microstructure that is up to a thousand times smaller than competing
products. This ultra-fine, sub-micron microstructure provides
exceptional wear resistance for customers currently utilizing more
expensive, tungsten-carbide based solutions in hardfacing applications.
"NanoSteel is honored by this latest recognition from
R&D Magazine. The SHS 9192 weld alloy was developed from the
same technology base of our SHS thermal spray alloys, which have been
recognized by two previous R&D 100 awards," says Dave Paratore,
president and CEO. "We continue to experience marked success in
obtaining performance characteristics not thought to be achievable with
iron-based alloys. The ability of both SHS 9192 and the complimentary
SHS 9700 to form sub-micron microstructures provides outstanding wear
performance in abrasion environments without the burden of high raw
material costs that hinder most competing products. In this way, we are
able to offer customers a price-performance ratio they can consistently
measure and recognize as value."
SHS 9192 is designed as an alternative hardfacing solution for
MIG and Open-Arc weld applications currently utilizing high performance
products such as tungsten carbide. SHS 9192 extends performance beyond
the recently released SHS 9700 product, which has been designed as an
alternative to solutions such as chrome- and complex-carbides for
low-to-medium wear resistance applications. Both NanoSteel materials
are available in several wire sizes for use with widely-available
commercial application equipment and processes.