Patented Technology Allows Stainless Steel and Carbon to be Integrated Together

Lightweight and high-strength hybrid tubing can now be produced for different industries
By: Douglas Gore
June 7, 2011 - PRLog -- KVA Stainless (MS2 patented technology) is working with a company that has invented a new patented carbon technology.  The two companies are developing new hybrid bicycle tubing that incorporates the carbon technology with MS2 to produce bike frames for road and mountain bikes.  Because of the characteristics of the different materials, this multi-material tube structure has the potential to be 30% lighter than the original stainless steel tubing and have improved bending/torsion performance.

This multi-material tubing possess unique vibration damping qualities due to the dissimilar natural frequencies of the fiber based composites and stainless steel. This vibration damping effect gives improved “feel” to bicycle frames and components when compared to the vibrations generated by single material metal surfaces.

Having MS2 Stainless Steel and Carbon, combines the best attributes of advanced composites with those of stainless steel. We start with MS2 stainless steel tubing and then design and engineer a precise pattern to be laser machined to remove the optimal amount of material from the tube.

The resulting lightweight metal shell is then fused (using the company’s patented Bi/Fusion Technology) with an advanced composite inner structure molded during a secondary process using elevated temperature and pressure.

Road bikes, mountain bikes and bmx bikes will be fabricated and with this new carbon/stainless steel technology and tested over the next couple of months in the laboratory and within real world environments.

For more information contact:
Douglas Gore
Tel. 760.489.5821
Dgore(at) or

KVA STAINLESS and MS2  are trademarks of KVA Stainless Inc.

About KVA Stainless
KVA STAINLESS  is a privately owned company that provides innovative, low-cost, advanced, high-strength, martensitic stainless steel processing technology and solutions to an industrial customer base.  It specializes in first-rate research and development, high quality manufacturing standards, and uncompromising customer service. KVA STAINLESS has grown out of Hi-Temp inc.  Founded in 1953, Hi-Temp was one of the largest processors of martensitic stainless steels in North America. KVA STAINLESS owns several proprietary and patent-pending processing, joining and manufacturing methods for martensitic stainless steels.

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KVA Stainless is an engineering and research company that also manufactures seam welded tubing. KVA has spent years developing and patenting it’s technologies around air hardenable martensitic stainless steels and other hardenable ferrous alloys.
Source:Douglas Gore
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Tags:Bicycle, Road Bike, Mountain Bike, Titanium Bike, Carbon Bike
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Location:Escondido - California - United States
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