Nanotechnology Products and Applications
Product: Sandvik Nanoflex Steel
Manufacturer: Sandvik Materials Technology
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Product Sector: Construction → Steel → Advanced Material
Sandvik Nanoflex is an ultra high-strength stainless steel material with a combined good corrosion resistance. By a simple heat treatment after cold deformation, extremely high tensile strength levels in combination with a good toughness are obtained. Because the heat treatment is made at a low temperature, dimensions are perfectly maintained. In the as-delivered condition, Sandvik Nanoflex displays excellent forming properties.
The exceptional strength and toughness of Sandvik Nanoflex enables thin material to be used leading to a reduced weight. For certain applications Sandvik Nanoflex can, with remained strength and stiffness, reduce the weight compared to titanium or aluminium. The good corrosion and wear resistance of Sandvik Nanoflex keeps life-cycle costs low. Attractive or wear resistant surfaces can be achieved by various treatments.
Application in lightweight structures: Chassis and other structural elements for use, e.g., in demanding, mobile systems require high mechanical strength and toughness. They must be robust, but not heavy. Sandvik Nanoflex® combines extremely high tensile strength with a remarkable toughness. Thanks to these excellent mechanical properties, lightweight, rigid designs can be obtained.