Significant progress reported as liquid metal molding scales up

04/05/2012

There has been "significant" progress in developing an injection molding system to accommodate the liquid metal process, and Liquidmetal Technologies (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA) has already begun shipping molded components to customers.

Mark Sankovitch, president of Engel North America (York, PA) discussed liquid metal in an interview with Plastics Today at NPE2012 in Orlando, FL .

Liquidmetal Technologies developed bulk amorphous glass products that are aimed at replacing complex machined parts with injection molded components. The plan is to offer stronger, lighter, more corrosion-resistant parts at significantly lower prices, but developing economic processes to produce the Zr/Ti-based alloys has been difficult....
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