Detroit-area do-it-yourselfer and self-taught metallurgist Gary Cola says he is creating steels that are 7% stronger than conventional steels and even tougher than some titanium alloys. Astonishingly, Cola’s process takes a mere 10 seconds. He calls the new steel Flash Bainite and is now working with Ohio State University researchers to determine the science behind his processing treatment. OSU researchers say Flash Bainite steels might lead to lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient ...

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