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Title: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: PeachlandJoe on August 01, 2016, 01:13:34 AM
You're going to like this:
http://phys.org/news/2016-07-lab-titanium-gold-alloy-harder-steels.html (http://phys.org/news/2016-07-lab-titanium-gold-alloy-harder-steels.html)
Get digging boys!!
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: kcm on August 01, 2016, 07:56:38 AM
WOW! THAT'S AMAZING!!  <-yahoo_>

Looks like the price of gold is about to skyrocket!! Thanks for the heads-up Joe.  {cool^sign}

kcm
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: mcbain on August 01, 2016, 07:15:20 PM
Good post Joe.but I think its been around for awhile.According to my wife,There is a whole lot of extremly hard metal where my brain should be.Just saying, Luck Mcbain.
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: kcm on August 01, 2016, 09:18:32 PM
I don't get it. Why aren't more folks thrilled about this?? The more uses for gold, the more demand there will be. The more demand, the higher the price goes.

4x's harder than Titanium?? We already know Medical is interested. What are the military applications? What about equipment? Or production?

The new metal uses 25% gold - that's a good chunk.

Is it just me, or....what am I missing here?!?!?

kcm
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: mcbain on August 01, 2016, 09:53:11 PM
Hey Keith you aint missing anything .Yes it will create a demand for more gold.Why do think Chiana and India are sitting on tons of the stuff.Our govt.officials are to busy filling their bank accounts  with our pennies to see the writing on the wall.Take some time but the price will go up.Luck Mcbain.
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: PeachlandJoe on August 01, 2016, 11:07:09 PM
I wonder how it would cope if it were used on excavator buckets? It's a pity the article did not state an actual measure of hardness, i.e. Vickers, Rockwell, Brinell, Shore Knoop etc.. It would have been handy to be able to compare it like for like with other metals/alloys. Saying that, I think that the fact that the body tends to cope with both gold and titanium better than other alternatives pretty-much ensures that the medical industry will be the biggest user.

Also, if you read the related articles of the research, you would have spotted the research that led to discovering that gold and titanium mixed can actually turn into a magnet. Yes, you read that right. Here's the link: http://phys.org/news/2015-07-combined-titanium-gold-itinerant-antiferromagnetic.html#nRlv
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titan
Post by: steelman on August 02, 2016, 01:00:32 PM
Very cool however I mentioned to a surgeon friend of mine about the find and he imediatly said this..." Some people cant have gold in them, a decent ammount of the population rejects gold. Thats why they like titanium. ".  Not sure how the alloy would due. Just a thought I guess.

Also found out that my grandpa had to have gold fillings in his Teeth removed because his body was rejecting them.
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titanium?
Post by: kcm on August 02, 2016, 04:13:34 PM
Interesting. Guess I "should do a little more research on that. ...Then again, it wouldn't help me one way or another.  [^Crazy!#]

kcm
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titan
Post by: mcbain on August 02, 2016, 06:21:02 PM
Very cool however I mentioned to a surgeon friend of mine about the find and he imediatly said this..." Some people cant have gold in them, a decent ammount of the population rejects gold. Thats why they like titanium. ".  Not sure how the alloy would due. Just a thought I guess.

Also found out that my grandpa had to have gold fillings in his Teeth removed because his body was rejecting them.
Very true.A lot of folks can not even wear gold jewelery.without a reaction.Had I known that the first Wife would have got Lead.Luck Mcbain.
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titan
Post by: kcm on August 03, 2016, 01:37:29 AM
Very true.A lot of folks can not even wear gold jewelery.without a reaction.Had I known that the first Wife would have got Lead.Luck Mcbain.

Neck collars don't count.  [email protected]* [email protected]* <-laugh-> [email protected]* [email protected]* [email protected]*

kcm
Title: Re: What metal alloy is 4 times harder than titan
Post by: mcbain on August 03, 2016, 06:11:22 PM
Very true.A lot of folks can not even wear gold jewelery.without a reaction.Had I known that the first Wife would have got Lead.Luck Mcbain.

Neck collars don't count.  [email protected]* [email protected]* <-laugh-> [email protected]* [email protected]* [email protected]*

kcm
Lead boots would have saved me a lot of money.She could not wear it but she sure hoarded the stuff.Luck Mcbain.