Liquidmetal showcases new MIM facilities at open house event

October 24, 2017

Liquidmetal® Technologies, Inc., the leading global developer of amorphous alloy technologies, reportedly welcomed more than 180 guests to an open house event at its headquarters in Lake Forest, California, USA. Among the guests were investors, customers and partners of the company.

During the event, guests were able to view Liquidmetal’s three production lines: medical-grade amorphous metal moulding, industrial-grade amorphous metal moulding and its newly-added Metal Injection Moulding facilities. Dr Joseph Stevick, Liquidmetal’s Principal Scientist, also presented what the company called a ‘deep dive’ into its recent achievements in biocompatibility research, while Dr Bruce Bromage, EVP Operations, presented the company’s business strategy, technology and near-term plans for expansion.

Presentations were also given by representatives from certified partners ENGEL and Materion, detailing each company’s technical capabilities, contributions to the field of amorphous metals and active partnership with Liquidmetal. In a speech given at the event, Professor Lugee Li, Liquidmetal Chairman and CEO, reaffirmed his commitment to growing Liquidmetal and to achieving profitability. “It was a pleasure to be able to discuss our business directly with customers and investors,” reported Professor Li. “They had many excellent questions.”

Liquidmetal was recently awarded the MD&M Innovation Prize at MD&M East, a medical technology event located in New York, New York, USA. According to the organisers, the prize is given to the company that exhibits a product or service which distinguishes itself in the market as unique and innovative compared to those of its competitors.

Liquidmetal won the award for technology solutions which allow its customers to mould complex shapes in a single step, reportedly resulting in fully-amorphous parts and offering new capabilities for metal component design. According to the company, a unique combination of material properties allows for the reduction of many of the post-processing steps which would ordinarily be required to reach desired strength, hardness, elasticity and more.

The company’s metal materials are said to offer high strength (1524 MPa) and hardness (52 HRC) combined with elasticity (1.8%, as a % of original shape). Additionally, the company’s technology is reportedly able to mould complex shapes with CNC-like (±0.0008”) precision.

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