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Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. Company Profile
Liquidmetal® Technologies has developed highly specialized alloys and manufacturing processes that allow cosmetic, high-strength parts to be injection molded with the precision equivalent of CNC machined parts. The as-cast quality of a Liquidmetal part is typically superior to CNC-machined and MIM (Metal Injection Molded) parts. This can give Liquidmetal a cost advantage for parts with cosmetic surfaces, complex shapes with close tolerances, or forged titanium-grade strength.
Millions of Liquidmetal parts have been made for consumer electronics, providing nearly indestructible cases, close fitting chassis, and hinges and clamps that perform reliably even after thousands of cycles. The simplicity of our one-step molding process lends itself to high rate production with remarkable consistency from part to part.
small3Our business focus is on small precision parts, typically weighing more than 1g but less than 80g. Also, while parts must be designed to be ejected from a mold, advanced tooling methods such as slides are available to accommodate critical features. A well designed part can replace an assembly of machined parts and can be made substantially thinner than other conventional metal parts.
mediumLiquidmetal alloy is truly exceptional for a surprising variety of specialized applications. Only Liquidmetal alloy can make a medical clamp that consistently provides the exact same force after thousands of uses and never corrodes. No other material can be precision molded to make cases with intricate internal features, strength greater than titanium, and that are highly resistant to scratching. Liquidmetal’s glassy atomic structure provides an as-molded surface that precisely replicates molded features, providing near optical grade mirrored surfaces or textures fine enough to diffract holographic images.
Here are more surprising application examples:
High rate production of precision aerospace flight control surfaces
Nearly indestructible eyeglass frames that maintain their perfect fit and finish
Golf clubs that outperform titanium
Highly durable, non-ferrous knife edges
MRI-safe surgical tools
High performance liners for Oil & Gas well perforators
Liquidmetal Technologies provides a high performance alternative for nearly any MIM part and, in many cases, outperforms CNC machined parts including titanium at a lower cost.