Liquidmetal injection molding: Is it disruptive or just a disruption?

McKinsey & Co., the consulting firm, recently released its list of 12 disruptive technologies: "Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy". This is always an interesting discussion. Some of it is pretty obvious, such as the "Cloud" and genomics.

One of the categories is "advanced materials." That topic could have gone on the list back to the Stone Age. The specific materials listed this year are grapheme, carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, and "others", such as piezolelectric materials, self-healing materials, and memory metals.

I'm wondering if injection molded amorphous metals might belong on the list of potentially disruptive advanced materials technologies. From a technology stand point, they definitely belong, but is there enough patience in the engineering development community to support the one company making a stab at commercial development?...

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