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Iron aluminide knife and method thereof

United States Patent

5,653,032
August 5, 1997
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Fabricating an article of manufacture having a Fe.sub.3 Al-based alloy cutting edge. The fabrication comprises the steps of casting an Fe.sub.3 Al-based alloy, extruding into rectangular cross section, rolling into a sheet at 800.degree. C. for a period of time followed by rolling at 650.degree. C., cutting the rolled sheet into an article having an edge, and grinding the edge of the article to form a cutting edge.
Sikka; Vinod K. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 566,466
December 4, 1995
This invention was made with Government support under contract DE-AC05-84OR21400 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. and the Government has certain rights in this Invention.