003. Strong AF
(Our Base Metal and Coatings)
Star Steel™ forms the base of all our pieces because we like to start strong. Our steel is a physically strong metal from the 316L marine grade/medical stainless steel family 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: Star 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 (harder than steel, actually) and found naturally only on the surface of asteroids. We make ours inside a vacuum here on Earth, of course. We work with it at the molecular level through a Titanium vaporizing process, using no chemicals (Titanium is an elemental metal: Ti, Atomic Number 22). 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.