Liquidmetal Technologies (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) has developed a new amorphous metal alloy based on a scientific breakthrough developed at Caltech in collaboration with the Department of Defense and NASA. The alloy can be used in the production of highly complex parts, according to the company, via an injection-molding process. Unlike current metal injection molded and metal casted products, this allow undergoes almost no shrinkage as it cools, according to the company. Parts made with the alloy can exceed the strength of titanium by as much as 250 percent, deliver repeatable features within ±0.002”, and offer a shrinkage rate of approximately 0.2 percent.
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