We analyzed the alloy in earlier work and found spectacular properties: high toughness and strength, which are usually mutually exclusive in a material
Ames Laboratory scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars and wind turbines
Karl A. Gschneidner and fellow scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have created a new magnetic alloy that is an alternative to traditional rare-earth permanent magnets. The new alloy—a potential replacement for high-performance permanent magnets found in automobile engines and wind turbines–eliminates the use of one of the scarcest and costliest rare…
High-strength alloy achieves specification
SAE International has issued Aerospace Material Specification 6516 for Ferrium M54, an ultra-high-strength, high-toughness steel that is also highly resistant to stress corrosion cracking. The material covers the procurement of bars, forgings, and forging stock of M54 as a double-vacuum-melted (i.e., VIM/VAR) aircraft-quality alloy, and defines chemistry, thermal processing, properties and other material requirements. And hey, if it works in aerospace it could work for wind too.