Amorphous metals are unlike any other metal at the most basic level. Born in the labs of Caltech and NASA, decades of R&D has lead to the ability to “freeze” the random atomic structure of molten metal into a solid metal part.
This structure yields a range of powerful manufacturing capabilities.
The material properties that come with amorphous metals are all born from a single molding step. Achieving a similar combination of properties with crystalline alloys would be nearly impossible, requiring costly post-processing.
The Liquidmetal team is the world leader in amorphous metal manufacturing. We understand this new technology can be overwhelming, and with transparency and your success as our guide, our team will do what it takes to make your application a success. You’re invited to challenge our team and think beyond the restrictions of traditional manufacturing processes.
No crystals mean no weak regions (which lead to plastic deformation), but possibly more importantly, it means little-to-no shrinkage. Usually, when a material cools and crystallizes, it will shrink significantly. Without this phase transformation from liquid to solid, amorphous metals experience 0.4% shrinkage, yielding CNC-level precision parts.