Intent: To expand upon real life metallurgic methods
Development Thread: If needed..
Manufacturer: Merr-Sonn, Inc.
Model: MS "Titan Steel" Alloy Mk 1
Affiliation: Selective Markets
Modularity: None
Production: Minor
Material: (In order of most prominent)
  • Titanium
  • Tungsten
  • Atronel's Ostrine
  • Chromium
  • Iron
  • MerrSteel Electroplated Carbon
Classification: Multipurpose
Weight: Varies with subs, though generally very lightweight
Quality: 8.5
  • Ballistics (Non Energy Weapon) ~ 9
  • Lightsaber/Blaster ~ 7
Special Features:
  • Lightsaber Resistance
  • Very Durable
  • Lightweight
  • [ Light and Durable ] ~ The material is a very durable alloy, even able to absorb heat from lightsaber blades, lessening the damage they do
  • [ $$$$ ] ~ The process, not the minerals, is quite expensive so not many will take it everywhere, for risk of breaking the item and having to have it replaced
  • [ Corrosion ] ~ The aforementioned is not so protected against, letting one potentially damage the integrity of their items if exposed to heavily corrosive materials
  • [ Kinetic Damage ] ~ While there is a damned good wall against which one has defenses, everything underneath is still gooey meat bag, and easily damaged
  • [ Sense of Imperviousness ] ~ Merr-Sonn is not held responsible for the feelings that one can be untouchable when using this material
Description: Starting with the ideals of needing a more useful material to have within their arsenal of trade, possessing similarities between MerrSteel and MerrTitan, but being made less so than its predecessors. Thus a new breed altogether was manufactured.
Firstly Merr-Sonn metallurgists, after word from Damien Daemon, and Valashu Elahad, set about starting at base processes, those already known to make materials stronger. As Titanium is one of the easiest, and despite it all one of the cheapest, to manipulate they chose it as a base for the material. Additions were added though, high levels of chromium, with additions of Iron as well as heavy amounts of Tungsten.
What was a hefty and durable, but easily not the strongest, has now been changed vastly. With additions of Chromium the plating, or slabs of the material, are denser against scratching and slashing, while with addition of Tungsten also adds a tensile strength greatly passing Durasteel, and superbly passing general Steel. Ostrine was added toward the means of heavy heat absorption.
After properly allowing the separate minerals a chance to combine on proper levels, yet while still malleable and mold able, the next process begins. Putting the new alloy through two massive rolling pins, through which they hin the metal. Via each of the pins moving on different speeds, they are forcing large grains to break down into smaller grains. Afterwards moderate heating is added to force bonding between smaller crystals. This results in overlay of small crystals around large crystals, making the resulting metal heavily more durable because the surrounding layer of small grains makes it difficult for the large grains to deform.
The next step is a direct step by step replica to the MerrTitan:
...electroplating carbon nanoparticles to be used in a process known as cavitation ... Firstly, when adding carbon nanoparticles to any alloy, there is the ever present issue with clumping, therefore not dispering into the mixture properly. The result is an alloy that within, locating in multiple regions, there is an ultra hardened material. But the rest of the metal? It becomes brittle, to brittle for most processes required of the alloy. But cavitation, or the application of sonic pulses, allows rapid expansion and retraction of waves that cause bubbling in the alloy. The result is, upon the final and strongest wave, the bubbles popping, dispersing all clumps evenly throughout. This in and of itself already allows for hardening, true hardening, of materials.
Through this method, even steel can become ten times harder than it is at resting.
But then came the electroplating of the carbon nanoparticles. This is performed via electrical applications to an electrolyte mixture containing a MerrSteel salt, so that during the process, involving negatively charging the ions within the electrolyte, the alloy slinks upward into carbon's cell to encase it properly. Thusly when these new hybridal MerrSteel-carbon particles are added, they could make potentially the hardest substance to exist.
The problem there in would be density, and over all weight. At this point, taking a progress that made one of the most durable and heavy metals in existence harder, and heavier, it would be damn near useless via all means. Hence, microlattice mesh additions made from a cooling, therefore malleable, state of the MerrSteel 2.0. Through processes involving machine driven rolling, hollowing, and like, there are hollow nanotubes crafted from the product. These then get formed into mesh that is layered and layered until making a solid shape...
Via the end of this, one finds they have a lightweight, but very durable alloy able to molded to meet many needs. But this still is not where the process ends. When Merr-Sonn, Inc. is properly manufacturing an item for someone, they will shape it as properly deemed before super heating once more. Up until the point where it is beginning to be malleable, then it is quickly cryogenically frozen, forcing the tensile density to solidify. A sword takes one more step to harden, a suit of armor? Same. Gun barrel? Just the same.
The end result is a type on par with MerrSteel in tensile strength, while also lighter than MerrTitan.
Primary Source: Zhu Strong Ductile
(The statistical information is based upon thin sheets of the metal)