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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Bladesmithing Symposium 2016
Presentation Title A New Decorative Steel: Cryo-quenched Fe-Ni-Cr Alloy Single Crystals
Author(s) Lynn A. Boatner
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Lynn A. Boatner
Abstract Scope Lynn A. Boatner ( and J. A. Kolopus Oak Ridge National Laboratory Blade material: Fe-Ni-Cr stainless steel alloy. A new decorative steel with applications spanning cutlery, jewelry, and numerous other similar uses is described. The process for forming this material is unlike that of any of the fabrication methods utilized in making the original Damascus steels or “pattern-welded” (currently so-called “Damascus”) steels. The decorative aspect arises from a three-dimensional surface pattern that results from cryogenically quenching polished austenitic alloy single crystals into the martensitic phase that is present below 190 K. No forging operations are involved – the mechanism is entirely based on the metallurgical phase properties of the ternary alloy. The symmetry of the decorative pattern is determined and can be controlled by utilizing the symmetry properties of the alloy single crystal.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided


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Characterization and Thermomechanical Processing of a Modified Skinner Knife with Modern Pattern Welded Steel
Characterization of the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AEB-L Stainless Steel through Different Heat Treatments
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Going Berserk: The Making of a Viking Sword
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JJ-1: Experimenting with Damascus Steel: Forging and Metallurgical Characterization
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Material Design, Processing, and Characterization of Hand-Forged 5160 Spring Steel Sword
Optimization of Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Knife Blade Alloys
Pattern Welded Steel Using Commercially Available Steel
Simulated Meteoric Blade
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Bladesmithing Team
The Creation of the Sword “Berkelium” through Authentic Saxon Sword Manufacturing Techniques
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