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Area of Technology:Engineering Sciences

Title of the Innovation: Steel-carbon Nano Tube Metal Matrix Composites

Brief About Innovation

Steel - Carbon Nano Tube Metal Matrix

Steel - carbon nanotube metal matrix composites are an emerging class of new materials that are being developed to take advantage of the high tensile strength, light-weight and high electrical conductivity of carbon nanotube materials.

Salient Features:

• High strength

• Light weight

• Complex-geometry parts

• Less lead-time


• Maximum build volume: 250X 250X 150 mm

• Matrix material : Stainless Steel

• Reinforcement material: Carbon Nanotubes

Level of Development :

• TRL 3

Status of Commercialization:

• Ready for Technology Transfer

Major Raw materials Utilized:

• Steel powders

• Carbon nanotubes

• Substrates

Major Plant Equipment and Machines

required :

• Direct Metal Laser Sintering additive manufacturing machine and General purpose manufacturing facilities like lathe, milling and grinding machines etc.


• Potential exists for manufacturing of high strength and light-weight complex parts for Aerospace, Automotive, Energy etc.

Technology Package:

• Methodology & Process parameters