What Type of Metal is the PANArt Hang (Drum) Made From?

Recently I’ve noticed several visitors reaching this site having typed the following question into their search engine of choice: ‘What type of metal is the PANArt Hang made from?’  And so, like any good webmaster, I’ve decided to answer this question.  For the benefit of those who come searching in the future:

The PANArt Hang is made from ‘nitrided steel’* (of a patented type known as 'Pang')..  And according to the paper: ‘History, Development, and Tuning of the Hang’, published by the Hang’s creators ‘Felix Rohner and Sabina Schärer ‘, the steel used has a uniform thickness of ‘0.91-0.95 mm’.

The specific type of steel used in the creation of the Hang is believed to be 'DC04'. 

* Nitriding is a heat treating process that alloys nitrogen onto the surface of a metal to create a hardened surface.

To learn more about the creation of the Hang, you can read the complete paper: HERE.

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