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.
Building on this development, Liquidmetal has become the world’s leader in amorphous metal applications , developing components for medical, automotive, and wide range of industrial products. Let us show you how amorphous metal can solve design constraints.
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.
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.