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When to use Amorphous Metals

Amorphous Metal
If you need the characteristics listed below in your application, amorphous metals could be right for you.
  • Exceptional dimensional control and repeatability
  • High strength and elasticity
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
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If you need three or more of the attributes listed below, Liquidmetal is likely a solution for you.

Hardness, scratch & wear resistance
Liquidmetal alloy as-cast has a 53 Rockwell C hardness, comparable to many hardened stainless steels.
Strength
With a yield strength of 1524 MPa (231 KSI), Liquidmetal alloy stands over 17-4PH and 420 stainless steels. Its 232 strength to weight (MPa.cm³/g) is unmatched, even by Titanium.
Corrosion resistance
Amorphous metal’s lack of grain boundaries allows it to outperform SS-316 and Titanium in the harshest environments.
Dimensional control/repeatability
Maintaining CNC-like tolerances in a molding process has opened up an opportunity for many manufacturers. Part designers can expect dimensional accuracy and repeatability of ±0.08% of any given part dimension.
A good Liquidmetal application
High elastic limit
Because of its amorphous atomic structure, Liquidmetal alloys can bend up to 1.8%, and still return to its original shape. This makes amorphous metals highly attractive for applications like pressure sensors, and more.
Non-magnetic
Liquidmetal alloys are mildly diamagnetic, meaning not only are they non-magnetic, but they cannot become magnetic either.
Surface finish
The ability to mimic the mold cavity surface nearly exactly, allows Liquidmetal alloys to maintain a surface finish down to 2 Ra μin.
Complex shapes
Amorphous metal’s molding platform allows part designers to have the freedom of design within a standard set of typical molding guidelines.

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