21st Century Alchemy
Arcanum Alloys, backed by Khosla Ventures, has developed platform technology to drive revolutionary performance and margins in numerous metal alloy markets. We are currently scaling our process for production.
Our breakthrough technology combines state of the art vapor deposition techniques with standard steel production processes to decouple surface properties from the bulk properties of metals. This technology enables higher performance and improved economics versus traditional alloys. Our first products will transform the stainless steel industry, particularly in applications where forming operations are required or beneficial.
We will accomplish full scale production with small modifications to existing assets in the steel industry. We have proven our technology in batch form at square meter scale in our laboratory and fully-processed 22” wide coils using conventional continuous steel processing equipment. Large manufacturing customers in the home appliance, commercial kitchen and architectural industries have validated our products. To date, we have completed multiple stamping trials on customer press lines and have more scheduled for early 2015.