003. Strong AF
(Our Base Metal and Coatings)
316L Marine Grade Steel forms the base of all our pieces because we like to start strong. Our steel is a physically strong metal (used to build skyscrapers) and has a 95% strength retention rate, so it stays strong even when it's melted down and reused over and over again. It’s also one of the strongest contenders out there for those with sensitive skin: Marine Grade Steel is biocompatible (won’t harm living tissue) and hypoallergenic, making it an often if not always used material in medical tools.
Our colored coatings use super strong ceramics (stronger than steel, actually); one type of ceramic that we use most often is Tinite. We work with it at the molecular level by vaporizing Titanium (an elemental metal, Ti, Atomic Number 22) and blasting in Nitrogen (the element N, Atomic Number 7). This ceramic is used as a heat shield in aerospace manufacturing, and is often found as a coating for surgical implants. In line with the Ready-Made Standard, our ceramics are biocompatible and hypoallergenic, too.