The NanoSteel(R) Company, an industry leading producer of nano-structured steel alloys for industrial applications, announces the commercial availability of its latest alloy line utilizing the company's patented Super Hard Steel(R) (SHS) technology. SHS 9700 features an ultra-refined crystalline microstructure, up to a thousand times finer than existing solutions, and extreme hardness up to 69 Rc without the use of nickel, molybdenum or tungsten. SHS 9700, produced in a range of cored-wire diameters suitable for MIG/Open-Arc/Submerged-Arc applications and as an atomized powder for PTA applications, provides exceptional wear resistance in severe abrasion environments up to five times (5x) that of traditional chrome carbide and complex carbide materials.
"The hardfacing market in recent years has been hit hard by the increasing costs of certain raw materials. We set out to design a product that completely eliminated the dependence on these elements while providing significantly better performance," says Dave Paratore, president and CEO. "SHS 9700 goes even further than our previously released materials by completely eliminating the need for tungsten. It fills a unique position in the wear solutions market by offering customers performance between complex carbide and tungsten carbide products at a cost-effective price." The improved hardness/wear performance and cost-effective pricing of SHS 9700 makes it an attractive hardfacing and wear plate welding material for commercial end users needing to extend the service life of mission-critical parts and components on ground engaging tools and materials processing equipment used in industries such as mining, construction and oil & gas.
SHS 9700 is available in 25 lb. and 125 to 500 lb. bulk spooled wire packaging for MIG/Open-Arc/Submerged-Arc welding and 10 lb. bottle and 25 lb. bucket powder packaging for PTA welding.